Dauchstein Castle Ruins

Binau, Germany

Dauchstein castle was built in 1030 as a toll station for the Hohenstaufen family. As the castle was no longer used after the construction of the new residential castle, it was left to decay. Today the tower exists, other buildings are in ruins.



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B37, Binau, Germany
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Founded: 1030
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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User Reviews

Alexander Papst (4 months ago)
Knusperbürglein. The castle with the smallest footprint that I know of, located on the steep banks of the Neckar. Most of the original building fabric has been removed but is really worth seeing because of the rare size and hillside location.
stephanie Moe (5 months ago)
It appears someone is living in a tent on the property. Really takes away from the experience
Martin Eisvogel (8 months ago)
Birds of prey are NOT kept here, a reviewer must have made a mistake about the castle. Otherwise - just a very nice stop on a hike. Nothing more, nothing less.
Matthias Erdmann (8 months ago)
The path via the Binau apple orchard is currently closed. The ruin is contemplative, the view is unfortunately clouded by the old nuclear power plant. It is much emptier here than in the nearby Skinny Duck Gorge.
Ami Celli (8 months ago)
Under all hell, how the animals are put on display in the truest sense. Every eagle and vulture has put on chains, which range from the carbine to the wooden throne where the animals sit. Movement therefore once in the radius. The owls have enclosures so small that they can open their wings twice.
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