Staufen Castle Ruins

Staufen im Breisgau, Germany

Staufen castle was probably built in the 12th century to the site of ancient Roman era watchtower. It was first time mentioned in 1248 and owned by the Staufen family until the 17th century. Since 1607 the castle was no longer inhabited. The undefended castle was occupied and destroyed by Swedish troops in the Thirty Years' War in 1632.



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


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Pranav Hamde (9 months ago)
Short but nice hike goes through Vineyard.
Chris Buckley (10 months ago)
Staufen is a quaint old village with many beautiful buildings and a walk up to the castle is the best way to view it. A walk from the train station takes you thought the town and past all the surrounding vineyards. There’s not too much to see at the castle itself but it’s all worthwhile just for the view. If your in Freiburg, it’s worth the drive to see Staufen. Great wine too.
Daniël de Bondt (2 years ago)
Tough climb, especially with fully packed trekking bikes, but worth the views. Best enjoyed with a nice wine in town afterwards.
Manisha Poudel (2 years ago)
Took us about an hour of cycling to reach Staufen from Freiburg. From the bahnhof, the burg is located at nearly 375 m hike. Offers a panoramic view of the town.
Going Keep (3 years ago)
Very high so you can see the border between Germany and France. The view is nice. However in the top, the wind is very strong so make you feel cold. You also can see the grape farm at the same time. Nice place.
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