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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Anastasia “NastyAn” Stav (6 months ago)
Very good experience there for walking and biking.
Peter-Joern Palten (11 months ago)
Good panorama, easy free parking
Pierre Pattipeilohij (15 months ago)
At a sunny day worth visiting this place. A castle and just a walk away good food & drinks. Lovely to stay for several houres..so we did.
anoop alex (18 months ago)
Beutiful place to enjoy the Beuty of Griessen, Rheinheim and Kadelburg
Michael Grimes (2 years ago)
Fot the authentic 'storm the bastille' experience, be sure to climb up through the forest on a windy day. The shelter will be welcome
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