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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Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno. The stones with Pictish carvings variously date between about AD 500 and 800.

Aberlemno 1, 3 and 5 are located in recesses in the dry stone wall at the side of the road in Aberlemno. Aberlemno 2 is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones. In recent years, bids have been made to move the stones to an indoor location to protect them from weathering, but this has met with local resistance and the stones are currently covered in the winter.

Aberlemno 4, the Flemington Farm Stone was found 30 yards from the church, and is now on display in the McManus Galleries, Dundee.