Karlstein Castle

The ruins of Karlstein Castle are in the German town of Bad Reichenhall. The castle was located on a steep rock and could only be reached via a long metal staircase.

The castle was built in the early 12th century by Konrad von Paylstein. In the 17th century the family of the Duke of Bavaria Karlstein was rebuilt. The new building was built in baroque style. The castle had a square base; Its circular-shaped side towers scanned the sky with conical roofs. Next to the castle there was a chapel and farm buildings.

In 2012, the ruins of the castle were acquired privately. Part of the walls have been restored and the paths have been cleared of the tree plantings. Today, the remains of the architectural complex are available to visitors.