Top Historic Sights in Reutte, Austria

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Ehrenberg Castle

Built in 1296, Ehrenberg Castle offers everything you would expect from a medieval castle, defensive walls, tall towers and a lot of history. The gothic castle complex was home to emperors and kings, princes and tzars. Ehrenberg was in the center of wartime battles several times. In 1546, the Protestant Schmalkalden occupied the fortress. In 1552, it was taken by the Elector Moritz of Saxony. In 1632 the Swedes stopped i ...
Founded: 1296 | Location: Reutte, Austria

Schlosskopf Fortress

Schlosskopf Fortress was built betweeen 1733-1741 according to the latest military knowledge. The mighty fortress lasted only 41 years - it had never gained any importance. In 1782, like all the other buildings, it was abandoned and slowly decayed. The imposing remains still leave the visitor with the feeling that it was impregnable. As part of the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg, the 'Schaufestung Schlosskopf' with its g ...
Founded: 1733-1741 | Location: Reutte, Austria

Fort Claudia

The strategic importance of the mountain crest across from Ehrenberg has been known for a long time. In 1632 the Swedes marched to the gates of Ehrenberg. Only years later, from 1639 to 1645, under the Tyrolean regent Archduchess Claudia Fort Claudia was built, and named after this princess. In 1703 Fort Claudia was taken by the Bavarians, who began the occupation of Ehrenberg from here. In 1782 the fortress was closed do ...
Founded: 1639-1645 | Location: Reutte, Austria

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.