Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten AbbeyLichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten AbbeyThe second day of our adventures (read all about the first day here) led us to the beautiful Lichtenstein Castle on the Swabian Alb. While it is usually the castle that inspires the stories and folk tales, Lichtenstein Castle was inspired by Wilhelm Hauff’s Novel Lichtenstein. Duke Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, was so mesmerized by the romantic story that he decided to re-build the castle in 1840-42.

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Even though the castle is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, it is open to visitors. The guided tour led us from the ground to the first floor and ended with the famous painting “Archer of Lichtenstein” that shows an archer, who is aiming his crossbow directly at the viewer – regardless of the angle of view.

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten AbbeyLichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey How beautiful is the view from the cliff the castle sits on? I obviously couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to snap a few outfit pics right at the edge of the cliff. I chose a relaxed onion look that kept me warm and cosy despite the cold temperatures in and around the castle. Even more impressive, however, was the view from the valley. From down there it looks like the castle grows directly out of the crag – pretty magnificent if you ask me.

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey On the drive back home along the meandering streets I suddenly noticed a small village that was dominated by one huge building. Klaus told us that the building used to be a monastery, and because we had to drive through the village to refuel the car anyway, we decided to have a look.

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten AbbeyLichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten Abbey Zwiefalten Abbey is one of the grandest cathedrals I’ve ever visited (maybe a bit too grand?). The frescos on the ceiling, the paintings, the columns, the altar…the attention to detail that can be found here is almost second to none. Once we entered I really didn’t know what to look at first; there was so much to see and explore. A truly stunning place, which everyone, who finds themselves near Zwiefalten, needs to visit.

P.s.: Keep your eyes peeled for Monday’s post. I have a little Christmas surprise for you :)

Lichtenstein Castle and Zwiefalten AbbeyThe Look

Jumper – NEXT*

Chambray Shirt – Topshop (similar here)

Jeans – ASOS

Coat – Zara (similar here)

Shoes – Adidas

(Photos by Klaus and me)

  • http://elineous.blogspot.nl/ Eline

    What a gorgeous place!! I’d love to go there one day.

    http://elineous.blogspot.nl/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It’s indeed a fantastic place! Hope you can make it some time :) xx

  • http://www.herheadintheclouds.com Rachel

    These pictures are sooooooo pretty, love all of them, such a gorgeous colours!

    Love, Rachel
    http://www.herheadintheclouds.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Rachel! This really means a lot to me :-* xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    So stylish look! Love it! You look absolutely amazing! Great combo! This place looks really beautiful!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Cvetina! You’re the sweetest :) xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful photos, great scenery and the castle is amazing!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe…glad you like it :) xx

  • http://lerablogs.blogspot.com/ Lera

    These pictures are beyond striking! Love the nature and the outfit, just great!

    http://lerablogs.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Lera! Glad you like it all :) xx

  • http://everythingismakeable.blogspot.nl/ Jessy

    One word: WOW! That landscape with those beautiful autumn red trees. Lovely pictures!

    http://everythingismakeable.blogspot.nl

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Jessy! That’s very kind of you :) xx

  • http://www.jonthegold.com/ Jonathan Zegbe

    is see that you had a very pleasant trip!! very nice photography…loving the photos in the church !! EPIC :-)

    thanks for sharing these moments with us 😉

    New Post on Le Blog : ‘ Upscale Hype / MUSEE NOIR ‘

    Greets Jon

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Jonathan! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. The church was a real showstopper…nobody could have taken bad pictures of it 😉 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    So lovely – the photos are breathtaking! x

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Bibi :) xx

  • http://somethingrealserious.blogspot.com ollyvia

    SUPER LOVE THE OUTFIT :)

    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear :) xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Such magnificent imagery – I was totally taken in by them. Seeing and exploring these buildings in real life must have been extremely breathtaking! My eyes are peeled for your Christmas post <3 xx

    missreverie | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Absolutely! There’s nothing better than exploring old and hostoric places :) xx

  • borka gamero

    I heart the casual chic ensemble and photos!
    Xox from Miami,
    Borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! Your comments are always so kind :) xx

  • Rosa Mimmino

    Das ist ja mein Traumschloss! Mir genügt auch der Teil vom 4. Foto ;-). Schön und praktisch und warm dein Outfit, und sieht so frisch aus!!!

    Bacio
    Rosa

    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Vielen Dank Rosa! Da hast du dir auf jeden Fall den niedlichsten Teil des Schlosses ausgesucht :) xx

  • Lenya

    Stunning pictures and a beautiful outfit.

    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lenya :) xx

  • Amalya Khachiyan

    Looking so nice in this splendid place.

    Amalya
    http://www.fiwl.eu

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Amalya :) xx

  • Whitney V

    What beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them with us and sharing a bit of history as well, looks like a stunning place and you look gorgeous, as always!! Your jumper and coat are amazing! x

    Love,
    Whitney

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thak you so much Whitney. I love sharing my adventures on the blog. How could I keep all this beauty to myself 😉 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    How interesting! The castle is breath-taking and I like it even more now that I know how it was made by a Duke who was mesmerized by some novel! wonderful photos…and the views!

    that last photo…is that the monastery you found in that little village ? The one you had stopped to refuil…. How unique! I must say I really like the arhictecture in this post….a feast for the eyes.

    You look lovely…love that beige sweater…and black coat!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I know right? The Duke seemed to be such a romantic guy :)

      The last photo was taken in front of the castle’s chapel, not the monastery, but you’re absolutely right. The archictecture of these places is truly breathtaking. xx