(active around 1220 in Baden-Württemberg)

General view

c. 1220
Burg Lichtenberg, Oberstenfeld

Lichtenberg Castle north of Stuttgart is among the few medieval German castles to have been preserved complete. Stonemasons' marks indicate a construction date of around 1220.

The Lichtenberg family was among those families who gained influence and prestige through the flowering of the Hohenstaufen Empire. It may also be assumed that there was a connection between the Lords of Lichtenberg and Oberstenfeld at the foot of their castle. The lords of Lichtenberg have produced a politically influential man in almost every generation of the two centuries they have built and lived in the castle, which is perhaps one of the reasons why the castle was never attacked during this period.

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