Landskron Castle Ruins

Oppenheim, Germany

Landskron castle itself was probably built in the early 13th century. Is first mentioned in 1244. This castle was destroyed in 1257 and 1275 by the rebellion Oppenheim citizens. It was rebuilt in 1281.

The castle burned down in 1621 during the Thirty Years War. In the Nine Years War, French troops blew up the keep in 1689 to keep. In the following years the citizens used the ruins as a quarry.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Jana Bistra (4 months ago)
There is more to visit. Not only this ruin, but nice Katherines church, labyrinth and you can as well take a walk by Rhein (photos)
Elaine Rudovsky (4 months ago)
If you like history I liked it.
Emilian Kavalski (5 months ago)
These are truly impressive ruins. Set on top of Oppenheim, the view of the Rhine Valley and the town are breathtaking. The vineyards surrounding the ruins only enhance the romantic atmosphere. On the weekends during the summer, there is wine tasting organized by local wineries. If in town, don't hesitate to hike up to this hoary site!
Yulia Tagiltseva (6 months ago)
Good view over the town
Jon Pearl (2 years ago)
Always awesome to see a little bit of history in person
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