Reichenberg Castle

Reichenberg, Germany

Even if it’s relatively unknown nationwide due to its position in Hasenbachtal, Reichenberg Castle is one of the most important and most unusual castle complexes in the whole of Rhineland Palatinate. It has considerable fabric; many aspects of late mediaeval castle building can be deduced from this monument from the early 14th century. Especially the defining, Mannerist shield wall with the - for that time - unusually high flanking towers - the northern one only collapsed around 40 years ago - represents a special feature in castle-building of the late Middle Ages. Preserved to this day, the hall with its ceiling resting on cubiform capitals testifies to the high representative value of the complex. This is how the builders, Count Wilhelm von Katzenelnbogen and his son Wilhelm II created an architectural highlight. The ruin is in private ownership and can be visited from the outside only.

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

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www.romantischer-rhein.de

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User Reviews

Jakub Martin Cervi (12 months ago)
The castle is somewhat unmaintained. You can't take very nice photos in the park. It's overgrown, with weeds, a mess in places, it's a shame.
Mykyta (5 years ago)
Beautiful castle. There is also a cute little park where you can come and relax on the benches.
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