Gutenfels Castle

Kaub, Germany

Gutenfels Castle was built in 1220. It was used with Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhein and the fortified town of Kaub on the far side to provide an impenetrable toll zone for the Holy Roman Emperor until Prussia purchased the area (1866) and ended this toll in 1867.

This castle, primarily owned (since 1257) by the Falkenstein family, is one of the most important examples of the Hohenstaufen military and house construction style at the Rhine. Since 1277 it has been a castle of the Electorate of Palatinate. After an unsuccessful siege in 1504 by landgrave Wilhelm from Hessen, the castle was renamed Gutenfels (solid rock). Rebuilt between 1889 and 1892 it is now used as a hotel.

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Schlossweg 16, Kaub, Germany
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Founded: 1220
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Tom Reitz (9 months ago)
❤️
Chay RM (10 months ago)
Beautiful from the outside... but unfortunately it seems not to be open to the public
Lisa Branum (2 years ago)
Absolutely loved this place !!
Julian Steiner (2 years ago)
Mega schöne Burg. Leider in Privatbesitz also nicht leicht zu besichtigen. Aber sieht mega aus bin selbst schon hochgewandert.
Chip Elliott (3 years ago)
Actually spent the night here in April 1997. Beautiful views ... my daughters loved it.
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