Bubenstein Castle

Buchenbach, Germany

Bubenstein Castle (Ruine Bubenstein), also called Neu-Falkenstein, is a ruined spur castle on the northern side of the Höllental valley, about 500 metres west of Old Falkenstein Castle above the village of Falkensteig in the municipality of Buchenbach in the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The castle was built by Walter of Falkenstein in the 13th century and in 1266 its residents were recorded as the lords of Falkenstein. In 1328 the lords of Staufen were named as its occupants. In the 19th century, part of the castle rock was blown up for the railway line and in 1960 the castle was dismantled due to its poor state of repair.

The bergfried of the castle measured 10 by 10 metres, and the neck ditch was 5 metres deep and 8 metres wide. Of the old castle only wall remains and the neck ditch survive.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Hélen Reis (2 years ago)
It's very close to the highway, so it's not a very quiet place and there are few parts of the ruins. But it's a nice place for a walk.
GM G (2 years ago)
If you are looking for castle ruins, this is not the place to hike. You can barely make out a couple of sections of the old (tiny) castle. However, if you enjoy hiking or history, it is worthwhile. This castle was built to take advantage of the trade route in the valley below from the south up to Freiburg by heavily taxing traders and travellers. So, the people of Freiburg marched on it and destroyed it.
Conny Weissenborn (2 years ago)
There is no castle. Only remains of the wall if you can put it that way.. Not recommended...
Heinz-Willi “Giepen” (2 years ago)
Very well. Also great environment. Worth seeing
Daniel Reyes (3 years ago)
Get ready for a hike, but it is worth the views you will experience.
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