Battenberg Castle Ruins

Battenberg, Germany

It is presumed that the Battenberg castle was constructed by Count Frederick III of Leiningen (d. 1287), and it remained a possession of the House of Leiningen - until 1689, when it was destroyed during the War of the Palatine Succession by French troops. Together with Neuleiningen Castle, on the opposite hillside 1,400 metres to the north, it controlled access to the Eckbach valley.

On three sides the outer walls of the castle follow the edge of the steep-sided hill spur. The wall on the fourth side was protected by a moat, now completely filled in. Surviving structures include: the outer walls, a gate tower on the western side near the northwest corner of the site, a battery tower with embrasure in the centre of the south side, and the vaulted cellar and foundations of a large dwelling. Attached to this is a staircase tower, erected in the 16th century, which is still standing.

The ruins are in private ownership but there is limited public access.

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K30, Battenberg, Germany
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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worldfootage (2 years ago)
Man benötigt viel Zeit, wenn man speisen möchte.
Nicole Gräbner (2 years ago)
Schöne Burgruine wo man auch schön verweilen kann ,die Blitzröhren unterhalb der Burg sollte man sich auch anschauen .Die Burg ist super mit dem Leininger Burgenweg zu verbinden .
Franziska Lange (2 years ago)
Beautiful little thing. Like it's tiny by some standard, but well maintained.
Egon Lehmann (3 years ago)
Eine echte Ruine! Aber der Blick bei gutem Wetter über die Rheinebene entschädigt für die erste Enttäuschung. Der Bauernmarkt in und um die Burg im Herbst ist immer einen Besuch wert.
Katerina Duschanek (3 years ago)
Historische Anlage, rustikal eingerichtet. Zum Träumen und genießen. Das Essen im Restaurant empfehlenswert. Diese Burg haben wir eher zufällig entdeckt und waren begeistert. Nächstes Mal verbinden wir unseren Besuch mit der Übernachtung im dazugehörigen Hotel.
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