Perched atop the hill, Plassenburg is a magnificent castle offering breathtaking views of Kulmbach. A prominent landmark of the city, the castle originated in the 12th Century and has served many royal families as a residence. Dismantled during the Margravian war, the castle was reconstructed by architect Caspar Vischer. Apart from being a notable attraction of the city, the castle is mostly visited for the in-house museum showcasing Prussian military antiques and portraits. It also plays host to several cultural events of the area.