Ramsberg Castle

Donzdorf, Germany

The Ramsberg Castle was built around 1200-1225 probably by the knight Ulrich von Plochingen and Konrad, the monk from Rechenberg. In 1327-1529 the castle was owned by the lords of Rechenberg. The Gothic chapel was built in 1560. It was initially dedicated to St. Margaret and later to St. Martin. Between 1560 and 1580 the castle was rebuilt a second time.



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Founded: 1200-1225
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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wladyslaw glownia (3 months ago)
Interesting historical site, it is a pity that it is not open to the public
Daniel Gimmer (14 months ago)
Ramsberg Castle stands on the mountain of the same name between Donzdorf, Süßen and Reichenbach on the edge of the Swabian Albtrauf. Due to intensive renovations, it is in a very good condition and can also be entered up to in front of the inner courtyard. To give a bad rating for this, just because you are not allowed to enter the "private area", I do not consider it proportionate, which is why I give a full 5/5 points for the facility and the surrounding area with a great panoramic advantage to the left of the building (photo). We have a beautiful home!
Sven Musikrausch (17 months ago)
Privately owned. Inaccessible. You see nothing except the back of the building. No view, no landscape. Getting there (on foot) is not worth it.
Guenter Eckle (2 years ago)
It's not worth the walk, it might be interesting if it's open to the public, it's privately owned
Michael Rink (3 years ago)
Um das Jahr 2000 hat offenbar das Land und oder der Landkreis mehrere Millionen DM gezahlt, um das einsturzgefährdete Dach zu retten. Ich finde es eine absolute Sauerei, dass hierfür öffentliche Gelder aufgewendet wurden, aber die Burganlange, dann nicht zumindest teilweise der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich ist.
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