The ruin of Wieladingen Castle lies about 90 metres above the Murg valley. The well-preserved ruin was structurally secured and the 20-meter castle keep was made accessible again with an external spiral staircase leading up to the observation platform with a panoramic panel of the Alps.

The castle wass built in the 12th century and documented first time in 1260.

In the 13th/14th century, the castle was inhabited by squires and knights of Wieladingen. They disappeared from the annals of history by the end of the 14th century.

 

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

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Kyle Kujawa (2 years ago)
The hike down the hill is pretty easy and so is the hike back up. The ruins are incredible and deliver amazing views. Definitely worth it
Casper Smits (2 years ago)
Nice fort but not much to do
Chaitanya Joshi (2 years ago)
If you are looking for joy of discovery in your Black Forest hiking, then it's a good place to visit. You can park on the mountain road, and then descend and ascend to arrive at the ruined fort. Must have been quite a vantage point in its days of glory.
Nadia Mucha (3 years ago)
Beautiful place, I think it is a nice trip for Sunday, for people who like hiking. You can climb up a tower and enjoy an amazing landscape. It's a great place to have a break, eat a breakfast since there are picknick tables. Ruins are not big, nothing to explore but it's still a cute destination
Vojislav Spindric (5 years ago)
Nice
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