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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Frank Strack (6 months ago)
DEFINITELY WORTH SEEING!!! :)
Joan Kurd (7 months ago)
Very nice
Volker Hagenschulte (11 months ago)
Beautiful to look at the inserted park and very nice to go for a walk in the Rhine area
Peter Matišík (11 months ago)
Beautiful place...
Gerda Berner (2 years ago)
Very nice location. You can walk well from all sides. The Rhine in front of the door, perfect. ?
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