By 1034, Sterrenberg was being mentioned as an imperial castle, but the source is not certain. In 1190, Sterrenberg Castle is listed in the book of Werner von Bolanden as a fief, together with the custom point in Bornhofen. The noble family of Bolanden stayed as lords of Sterrenberg Castle until the second half of the 13th century. From this early period, the bergfried and the first, inner shield wall have survived.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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Simonne Verstraete (3 months ago)
Kasteel stelt weinig voor! Maar je kan op het gemak rondwandelen!
Rolf zöller (4 months ago)
We were very lucky that we got married there a few days ago ... Absolutely gorgeous and great, super nice operator. The location is priceless. Food, service, the rooms, everything. A wedding couldn't be celebrated more beautifully. Many thanks to the operators. We'll see each other often
Jens Uhlig (Katzenpapa) (6 months ago)
The restaurant was unfortunately closed, but a tour of the castle complex with explanatory texts and the great view was fully worth it. You could drive directly to the castle so that we had a nice end to the day.
gerard loridan (11 months ago)
Very well renovated and with a lot of effort. Small snacks in several variants can be consumed outside in compliance with the Corona rules. The view of the Rhine Valley is very beautiful. The tower is unfortunately closed. For a short trip I can recommend the facility.
Daniel Bender (2 years ago)
Simply great. We'll be back (there is also a time after Corona). All the best...
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