Hohengeroldseck Castle Ruins

Schönberg, Germany

Hohengeroldseck castle dates from the 13th century when it was the seat of the Counts of Hohengeroldseck. It was besieged twice, 1426 and 1486. ​​The final destruction took place by the French troops in 1689 when the castle burnt down completely.



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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Allison Hilbig (4 months ago)
Interesting castle. No English signage but brochures available onsite. Free entry. We parked in the small car park not far from the top but most people walked from the bottom of the hill. Great views from the top.
MsLlane (7 months ago)
Enjoyed the walk to the castle. Has a great view! I would want to go back again
Lupu Razvan Ilie (7 months ago)
The best for Sunday's walk's.
Matthew Balshaw (9 months ago)
Amazing walk with parking close by. Well maintained ruin with a great view! The walk had little games and signs along the way which was nice to provide short rest stops. Highly recommended, the ruin is quite large and even has a small garden with various named plants.
Jasper G (10 months ago)
Great views. Free entrance was appreciated. Short visit with my bicycle. Rather steep climb to get there but it can be done rather eaily on cooler days.
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