Küssaburg Castle Ruins

Bechtersbohl, Germany

Küssaburg is a ruined hilltop castle located in Bechtersbohl, a village in the municipality of Küssaberg. The name may be derived from the Roman personal name, Cossinius, or from the German Kissen (Alemannic Chüssi) which means 'cushion', after the shape of the mountain on which it stands.

The hill castle is one of the most important historic buildings on the High Rhine and a landmark of the county of Waldshut. It was probably constructed between 1125 and 1141. The present ruins were owned by the counts of Küssenberg, the Bishopric of Constance and the counts of Sulz. The castle, which was later developed into a fortress, was destroyed by a fire started by its garrison on 8 March 1634 when the Swedish Army approached it during the Thirty Years' War and by a landslide on 25 December 1664. In the 19th century work began on uncovering the ruins which have since become a popular destination in the region.



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Founded: 1125-1141
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Steffen Gaebler (13 months ago)
A backdrop for my sister’s wedding. So perfect!! Amazing place.
Gustavo Rodriguez (13 months ago)
Amazing ruins, spectacular views.
salman nawaz (2 years ago)
The view from the top is amazing.. The view of sunrise and sunset is just too good.. A nice picnic place with grill and to spend some good family time..
GapxXx xXxpaG (2 years ago)
Awesome view!
Erik Wilde (3 years ago)
Great views and if you go during the week, you might have the place for yourself. Nice restaurant at the bottom of the hill, and a great area for hikes/runs as well!
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