We love sunsets (who doesn't!), and of course the parking lot was as good as full, but we managed to find a spot for the car and walked up to the castle itself.
From where we were standing, we had a great view - and others wanted it, too. One lady even politely asked us to move a little to the side so that she had a chance to take a picture without other people appearing on it.
We stayed until sunset - my last picture is from 6:46 pm, the exact time of sunset as shown on the weather app on my mobile phone.
By the way, I forgot to mention that, between leaving Lautenbach and driving to the castle, we stopped at Oberkirch and had an ice cream, walking around the picturesque historic old town. An entirely perfect day!