Ehrenberg Castle

Reutte, Austria

Built in 1296, Ehrenberg Castle offers everything you would expect from a medieval castle, defensive walls, tall towers and a lot of history. The gothic castle complex was home to emperors and kings, princes and tzars.

Ehrenberg was in the center of wartime battles several times. In 1546, the Protestant Schmalkalden occupied the fortress. In 1552, it was taken by the Elector Moritz of Saxony. In 1632 the Swedes stopped in front of its walls. In 1703, Ehrenberg fell into the hands of the Bavarians during the War of the Spanish Succession. From 1716 to 1717, Ehrenberg became the exile of Russian Tsarevich Alexei, who fled from his father, Tsar Peter the Great. Even in the Napoleonic Wars, it played a role. Beginning in 1971, Fridolin Schennach from Reutte took over the condemned ruin and initiated a rescue operation with numerous other idealists.

Highline 179

In 2014, the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge was completed between the Ehrenberg Castle ruins and Fort Claudia, spanning the strategically important pass that these two structures were in part meant to guard. The length of the bridge 403 meters, with a height of 110 meters.



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Reutte, Austria
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Founded: 1296
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria


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Nataliia Bykova (6 months ago)
We were driving and saw the bridge over our heads. Decided to stop and see. It was cool. We were able to cross the Highline179. It was a bit scary, cos it is 114 meters high and 402 m.long. But it was awesome ? Bridge - 8€ (to go there and back) Liner(elevator to the bridge and ruins) - 7€ (to go there and back)
Maria Sol Palme (9 months ago)
One of the best place in Reutte Austria, the best place for hiking also accessible to those who are mobility impaired
Pri Vate (10 months ago)
pretty much a tourist trap being developed around the cable bridge across the valley and very cute but expensive tram, fees to park and captive food businesses. While castle once had minor military value, it was never a very significant design as castles go and now is substantially ruined. Best to look at from afar, say "that's nice" and spend your time elsewhere
Scott Conder (10 months ago)
Beautiful old castle. It's amazing to see the history of the area.
Tom Burns (11 months ago)
Excellent day out for the fit and also the not so fit....loads to explore and learn...old and new....superb views....friendly, humourous and helpfull staff. Thank you.
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