is not possible to accurately date the foundation of the castle.
It is estimated that construction commenced in the 12th century.
Certainly Graf Gerlach III was the founder of Burg Lichtenberg.
knew many masters and caretakers, for example:
(Earldom [or County] of Veldenz)
(Dukedom [or Duchy] of Zweibrücken)
the French Government
Lichtenberg" under the Duke of Saxon- Coburg-Gotha.
(Principality of Lichtenberg)
to present the castle is under control of the Rheinland-Pfalz
part of the castle was burnt down in 1799 owing to the carelessness
of the castle inhabitants. The flames consumed a large part
of the building, the ruins of which remain. In the passage
of time the buildings have fallen into further ruin.