Wilhelm Hauff

Cover of Wilhelm Hauff's most popular novel, Lichtenstein (1926) Lichtenstein Castle, inspired by the novel Lichtenstein is a historical novel by Wilhelm Hauff, first published in 1826, the year before his early death. Set in and around Württemberg, it is considered his greatest literary success next to his fairy-tales, and, together with the work of the almost forgotten Benedikte Naubert, represents the beginning of historical novel-writing in Germany.