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Discovering Long Lost Times
The “Old Forest Festival” is brimming with history, tradition and fantastical imagination and the details of Castle Finstergrün let us delve into times long past.
Once upon a time…
So begins many a fairy tale to be heard in the castle. The following however is quite true.
The castle Finstergrün, Ramingstein’s landmark, stands imposingly on a steep rocky outcrop high above and north of the village which is 950 meters above sea level. From the castle hill there is a panoramic view over the countryside, and it clearly shows, that in the Middle Ages the there was a view to other castles, as well as of the surrounding area, which made it possible to monitor the transport routes and the toll gate could be monitored.