Top Historic Sights in Hollfeld, Germany

Explore the historic highlights of Hollfeld

Wiesentfels Castle

Wiesentfels castle belonged from 1333 to 1938 to the Counts of Giech, who received it from the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg. After the Hussite Wars the castle was rebuilt (from 1476 to 1481). In 1525, it was burnt down by rebellious peasants and rebuilt in the old style by Count Achaz von Giech.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Hollfeld, Germany

Krögelstein Castle

The Krögelstein castle ruins are located in the Krögelstein district of the town of Hollfeld. The noble free from Krögelstein, which were perhaps related to the also noble whale pots, are documented for the period from 1149 to 1239. It can be assumed that the Spornburg already existed at this time, but it was only mentioned in a document in 1328 as castrum. After the family died out in the middle of the 13th century, ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Hollfeld, Germany

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.