Schauenburg Castle Ruins

Dossenheim, Germany

Schauenburg castle was built in the first half of the 12th century by the Edelfreien of Schauenburg. The family died out already in the late 13th century, however, the castle was still used and expanded in the mid-14th century. In 1460 the castle was besieged for five days and razed by Friedrich I in Baden-Palatine War. From the castle the curtain wall and keep have survived.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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