Liebau Castle

Pöhl, Germany

The Burg Liebau is the ruin of a spur castle on a flat rock spur on the right flank of the Elster. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1327. In the 14th century exchanged Plauen Vogt Heinrich the Elder including the castle with the Wettiners and 1441 the castle was owned by the Dölau, of which the castle from 1500 to 1550 graduated like in Renaissance style was rebuilt.

In 1640 the castle was sacked by Swedish mercenaries and the stair tower was set on fire. The castle remained with its last owner Gottlob Christian von Doelau on Ruppertsgruen and his wife Sophia Christina geb. von der Planitz owned it until 1725, was then owned by Johanna Charlotte von Beust until 1742 and then fell into disrepair.

From 1995 to 1997 security work took place in cooperation with the State Office for Archeology and is now a ground monument .

The castle complex on an approximately triangular plateau measuring 50 by 30 meters probably consisted of a defensive and residential tower , the gate tower and a surrounding wall with battlements , further protected by two section trenches that were approx. 5 meters wide and 2 meters deep. The actual castle ruin has the dimensions of 20 to 25 meters. To the east, the complex was protected by a partially natural 20 to 25 meters wide and 5 to 6 meters deep neck ditch with a drawbridge.



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Liebau 15, Pöhl, Germany
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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M. L. (2 years ago)
I found the castle ruins very beautiful. While there wasn't much to see, I like the feel of it...It will be well preserved. There were some informative posters about the story. The tower was closed. Access by e-bike was good ?. A visit is worthwhile... you have your peace.
Steffen Magdziacz (2 years ago)
Piotr Mazurek (2 years ago)
Castle ruins with an observation tower. Interesting place and nice views
Reinhard Kahle (2 years ago)
A remarkable walk-in ruin and a small fairground in the immediate vicinity. Many explanation boards complete the offer. Incomprehensible why the ruins are closed, that's very annoying. There is no apparent reason for this...
El Halil (2 years ago)
Sehr schön zu besichtigen leider war das Wetter nicht ganz so gut .. Viel gibt es nicht zu sehen aber dennoch Interesting.. Leider ist der Turm nicht zu besteigen .. war verschlossen.. Es standen keine Informationen zur Verfügung um ein besteigen des Turm Zu sehen !!! Zufahrt geht so … Enge Straße und sehr steile Kurve !!! Parkplatz ist nicht sehr groß…
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