Martinsburg Castle

Lahnstein, Germany

Martinsburg Castle with its powerful hexagonal tower was built around 1324 as a toll station on the Rhine bank in Oberlahnstein. It was a toll castle in the Electorate of Mainz. The pictorial assembly was built together with the town fortification.

The pointed gate in the east wall shows a delicate cast iron oriel with emblem (1395). The north wing probably contained the main rooms. The apartment tower in the northwest, built in the 14th century, was modified in the 18th century. The south wing is likewise Gothic. The archbishop Franz Lothar von Schönborn established the southwest and west wing between 1719 and 1721; there the main tower (end of the 14th century) is assembled; at its windows one sees outside small console stones for the fold-down wooden shutters. The roof dates from the 18th century.

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Founded: 1324
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Alexander S. (3 years ago)
Schön
Bettina Schmid (3 years ago)
Das Schloss ist nicht zum besichtigen, nur der Park. Dieser ist eine Enttäuschung.
Sascha Schons (3 years ago)
Direkt am Rhein gelegen, zu Fuss ist man schnell beim Discounter oder im Restaurant.
Fabiola Iriarte (3 years ago)
Este castillo tiene una estancia acondicionada que alquila su propietario. Está muy bien ubicado para moverse por la zona. El propietario, por cierto, habla español perfectamente.
Cesar San Pedro (3 years ago)
Bonito lugar para pasear y ver lo bonito que es este pueblo.
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