Fürstenberg Castle Ruins

Rheindiebach, Germany

Fürstenberg Castle was built in 1219 by the Archbishop of Cologne to protect his property and toll station. It was destroyed during the Palatine Wars of Succession. Victor Hugo was once impressed by its powerful shielding wall and keep. The former massive curtain wall has recently been restored and the remains of the original rendering have been exposed and are now visible again.

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Founded: 1219
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Thomas Vogel (20 months ago)
Wunderschöne Aussicht mit Blick auf den Rhein. Immer ein Spaziergang wert im Herbst besonders schön wenn sich die Weinberge anfangen sich bunt zufärben
Tanya Orlova (2 years ago)
Ощущение величия и небольшой грусти. Такой прекрасный замок стоит заброшенный. Въехали на свой страх и риск. Кажется, он закрыт для людей. Но мы поснимали 20 минут и уехали. Прикольно. Если вы прогуливались по Рейну, заезжайте на 10 минуток, не пожалеете.
Heinz Seuthe (2 years ago)
Interessante Ruine. Auf eigene Gefahr wieder begehbar. Allerdings nur für Menschen, die gut zu Fuß sind.
Albert Kruegel (2 years ago)
My wife and I really enjoyed hiking to Ruin. It was great because there were there by ourselves. You felt as if you were stepping back in time. Absolutely amazing.
scott bunker (2 years ago)
Great Sunday walk.
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