Canstein - district of Marsberg


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Canstein, in the southeast of the city area, is dominated by Canstein Castle, which sits on a rock above the village.

Blick auf Canstein

Blick auf Schloss Canstein

Dicker Stein

St. Laurentiuskirche Canstein

Schlossteich Canstein

Denkmal Canstein

Ortswappen Canstein


Canstein - district of Marsberg

Bäckerstraße 8

34431 Marsberg

Telefon: 02992-8200



The village originated below the mountain of the same name with a castle from an old farm. The mention of the Reische vom Cansteyn in 1080 allows the first conclusions about the village. In 1342, the Archbishop of Cologne granted Canstein Castle to the Rabe von Pappenheim family as a fief. This branch, which later called itself von Canstein, succeeded in establishing an almost independent dominion with a patrimonial court. The municipality of Canstein included the heraldic animal of this branch, the raven, in its coat of arms.

On the right below the castle of the von Elverfeldt family is the castle pond with a fountain and on the left below the "Dicken Stein" (thick stone), which gave the village its name, is the St. Laurentius church.

Canstein is known nationwide for the Highland Games, which take place at the end of June.

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