Liebenzell Castle is a spur castle at 450 m above sea level on a sloping spur on the slope of the Schlossberg above the town of Bad Liebenzell in the district of Calw in Baden-Württemberg. Liebenzell Castle was once the most important castle in the Württemberg Black Forest.

The castle was built in the 12th century by the Counts of Calw. In 1196, the Counts of Eberstein are mentioned as the owners. From 1220 to 1230, the castle was extended and abandoned by the inhabitants in the 16th century; the complex fell into disrepair with the exception of the tower and the shield wall. At the beginning of the 1950s, the castle was rebuilt by the International Forum Burg Liebenzell e.V. as a place for political youth education and international youth exchange and has been operated as such until today.

We are also happy to conduct guided tours of the castle for groups of up to 30 people. During the 60-minute tours, you will learn interesting facts about the castle, its history and its current use as an educational centre. Only during these tours do you have the opportunity to visit areas of the castle that are otherwise not accessible to the public.

The castle tower with its great view is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in good weather, and until 6 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

In the winter months and when it rains, it remains closed due to the danger of slipping on the stairs.

Currently the tower is closed for technical maintenance. We are sorry for the inconveniences.


Unfortunately, there is no gastronomic offer for tourist guests at Burg Liebenzell.

We only cater for our seminar guests during their stay.

Drinks can be purchased from the vending machine in the tower during opening hours.