Wiedersberg Castle

Triebel, Germany

Wiedersberg Castle was built around 1200 to protect the route from Plauen to Hof. The first documentary evidence dates from 1267. The castle is considered the ancestral home of the barons Wiedersperger. The castle was expanded after 1300 and fell into disrepair from 1500. In the 16th century, a mansion in the Renaissance style was built in the valley in the local area. Today the ring wall and gate tower remain, as well as some vaulted cellars and the surrounding walls. The double neck ditch carved into the rock and the gate drive of the gate tower, which swings around 90 degrees in the tower, are remarkable.



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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Sick Bo (12 months ago)
Beware of the "man in yellow". He has pulled a yellow hood over his head and now and then races out of the rock cellar next to the castle. He then includes the visitors to the castle and makes noises similar to a rubber duck.
C. Bremer (14 months ago)
A small, fine and cozy castle ruin.
Der Kuckuck (14 months ago)
Nice little facility for picnics. The rise is somewhat hidden. Just put it in the parking lot in front of the church. There is a sign on a tower to the left of the church (Am Wohnhaus). Follow the small footpath and take a sharp left after the half-timbered house.
Frank Seidel (15 months ago)
Very nice facility and definitely worth a trip. Great atmosphere.
Harald Ebert (18 months ago)
A destination for hiking, a place to linger and simply enjoy the tranquility, now that nature is awakening, away from any gastronomy.
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