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: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Rares Mulea (2 years ago)
A castle near Emmendingen that is absolutely amazing, you have to go!
Lukáš Šuster (2 years ago)
Very beautiful. Perfect place for Sunday family afternoon.
Charis Peden (2 years ago)
Great value. Free, marvelous scope for the imagination. Go early before the crowds.
Theodora Karampatsou (2 years ago)
Very impressive, but only saw it from outside
Matt Irons (2 years ago)
Largest castle ruin near Freiburg
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