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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Saiprasad Barke (6 months ago)
Beautiful 900 year old ruins with an amazing view.
Gregor Pawlik (9 months ago)
Very nice views, the room itself is ok i wished the was more to see but it's quite demolished. Museum is only open on Sundays and holidays.
Andrew Bensen (9 months ago)
Museum is very small, only one room but interesting and free Sunday. The bus service has to be timed right if you don't want to hike all the way to Emmdingen, but it's a lovely and easy 1-2 hour hike on country roads and maintained pathways
Dennise M. (12 months ago)
Great destination to hike towards. Choose a cool-ish day, i wouldn't recommend this in high summer.
Plutarco Naranjo (13 months ago)
A lot of history, great views.
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