Hohenbaden Castle Ruins

Baden-Baden, Germany

Hohenbaden Castle, built in 1102, and known locally as the Altes Schloss (Old Castle) was home from the 11th-15th century to the margraves of Baden. During its heyday in the 15th century, the castle had 100 rooms. In 1479 margraves moved their seat to Baden and the old castle started to decay. In 1599 it was destroyed by fire.

From the tower you have a good view over Baden-Baden and distant view of the Rhine valley. The courtyard of the ruins is also worth of seeing.

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Founded: 1102
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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abdulaziz aldammas (2 months ago)
Awesome place take you back in history. Access was clear and easy to reach. One hour is enough to see the castle however you may need more time if you want to do some hiking in the surrounding area.
Gerarda Culipher (3 months ago)
Amazing views of Baden Baden and the most powerful sunset you’ll have the good fortune to catch. Wear your sneakers or hiking boots, because the best (top) views are up narrow and uneven rock-steps. Well-worth the climb. I probably wouldn’t take children under 12 up, though.
Christopher Trüb (5 months ago)
Beautiful castle and actually in good shape. Nice view from the top tower so don't miss it. A good starting point for shorter to longer hikes in the area. Overall a very enjoyable stay.
MIchal Melachovitz (13 months ago)
A very impressive old castle. There are a few trails behind it that lead to peaks with marvelous view of the city and the black forest
Krzysztof Robak (13 months ago)
Lovely medieval castle ruins with a charming restaurant.
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