Steinsberg Castle

Weiler, Germany

Steinsberg Castle was first mentioned in the year 1109. In the thirteenth century the owners of the castle were the Counts of Oettingen. Later the castle became home to the Counts palatine of the Rhein. In 1517 the castle was purchased by the Lords of Venningen. Shortly after this purchase the castle was burnt down during the Peasants' revolt. The rebellious peasants had to pay 5000 Gulden for the rebuilding of the castle. After heavy damage in 1777 by a strike of lightning the castle was left in disrepair. Since 1973 the castle has been owned by the Sinsheim council, who had large parts of the castle restored. The keep, the moat and the towers may still be viewed today.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Ersoy (3 years ago)
Nice place. Unfortunately restaurant was closed today.
Ákos Regős (3 years ago)
Great sight, excellent food.
Theodora Letz (3 years ago)
Territorial views, a restaurant and convenient parking. This place is visited by young and old alike
KONSTANTINOS K (3 years ago)
Nice medieval castle. Nice Restaurant inside.
K C (3 years ago)
Wonderful place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and nice. The castle is simple but offers great views of the area. Highly recommended.
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