Ehrenburg Castle was built on a promontory in the Ehrbach valley (Ehrbachtal), a tributary valley of the Mosel. It was once used as the fortified centre of a small reign between Mosel and Rhine. Today it is a cultural monument (Kulturdenkmal) with a variety of events. The oldest, still preserved part of this castle is the remains of a steady house, a rectangular residential tower. It is assumed that the construction work, for this at first small castle of the Staufer, started in the first half of the 12th century.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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shawn woodall (3 months ago)
Nice fort. Was well maintained.
Nikolaos Christodoulidis (4 months ago)
Renovated medieval castle. Nice but not real. Really beautiful area to hike. Food was nice in the restaurant
Dean Mohrmann (12 months ago)
Very authentic castle with modern hotel rooms INSIDE the walls. Was a gem of an experience! A must stay if going to Burg Eltz!
Jonathan Dillon (2 years ago)
Wonderful location for families and friends. The castle is beautiful and well reserved. The facilities, staff and food are amazing
King (2 years ago)
As much as i enjoy the history, I don't enjoy the bathroom doesn't have real door, also it's loud outside in the hall in the morning, bed is creaking, no water boiler to make tea or anything. But the activities with guide was good. Children can do pottery crafts and blacksmith on job. Worth to try
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