Auerbach Castle was built in the 12th century to protect the new settlers from Franconia and Thüringen. The castle had a moat and drawbridge. In the 1757 the castle was destroyed by fire. In 1849 it was reconstructed and altered. Today it hosts a restaurant


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Tom “RiTo” Richter (17 months ago)
Unfortunately currently closed. However, you have a wonderful view from the terrace.
Kharmencita Brueckner (21 months ago)
Castle Tower of Auerbach, Vogtland Germany is also called the RED Tower of Auerbach. It is one of the famous landmarks of the City. Actually this Tower was a part of the ruined remains of the Middle Aged Castle of Auerbach. It was used as an observation Tower maybe as a viewpoint to detect some unusual happenings from afar. In the early years this Tower was reconstructed again. With a height of about 43 meters on top of a hill it stands up high over the city of Auerbach and by means of winding staircases you can reach the top. By the time we visited the place it was unfortunately closed. Our target normally was to take some meals in the adjacent restaurant which was attached to the tower and also to visit the tower itself but in vain! However taking some pictures with it was a highlight!
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