Castle Lichtenstein in the Swabian Alps

Castle Lichtenstein
Castle Lichtenstein is one of those smaller castles you keep hearing about. Don't let this photo fool you--the actual castle is that part off to the left with the tower on it, and I doubt very much whether you could put more than fifty knights in it at a time. Any more than that and they wouldn't have anywhere to stand and fight if you were to put the castle under siege.

There is a dropoff on the other side. Here's a (slightly brown because of the time of year) view of the other side of the castle, looking down into the valley below.

View From Castle Lichtenstein