Hochburg Castle Ruins

Hochburg, Germany

Hochburg castle was founded probably by Dietrich von Hachberg in the 11th century - although the first written mention dates from 1127. Between 1553-1577 the fortifications were completely remodeled and seven bastions were added in the early 1600s. Hochburg was however destroyed by catholic forces in the Thirty Years' War in 1634-1636. The reconstruction and modernization took place in 1660-1678, but it was again destroyed by German volunteers in 1681 to prevent an attack by French forces. The final destruction occured in 1688 by troops of Louis XIV.

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Hochburg 8, Hochburg, Germany
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Mike Foote (2 years ago)
Large ruin. Information boards around. Great access and good views of the valley. A great free thing to do on a Sunday.
Sahil Vadadkar (2 years ago)
Wonderful castle ruins located atop the hill. With nice weather, there is great opportunity for photography and is worth a visit. There is parking for cars as well. Very close to Emmendingen and can also be reached by bike from Freiburg.
Sreeram Sadasivam (2 years ago)
Brilliant castle. A hidden gem just outside of Emmendingen. You can take a bus from Emmendigen Bahnhof to foothills of the castle. You still have to hike nearly 1km to the castle. The area around the castle is really beautiful. I would recommend that you go by car instead of relying on public transport. Very beautiful castle. The castle itself is free however, the museum is not. Go on clear sky day opportunity for lot of good photography.
Abigail Gonzalez Sosa (2 years ago)
It is one of the biggest and most complete castles that can actually be appreciated in Germany
gan T (3 years ago)
Great big castle, closed now
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