Wertheim Castle Ruins

Wertheim, Germany

Once the domicile of the Counts of Wertheim the castle (extended during 15th to 17th centuries) is one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany with a deep moat and impressive bulwark. In 1618 the castle was partly destroyed by an explosion; during the Thirty Years' War in 1634 and 1647 it was under heavy fire. Today the castle is owned by the Community of Wertheim growing into a more and more attractive setting for cultural events.

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Founded: 1132
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.tourismus-wertheim.com

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Hugh Lennox (2 years ago)
Interesting place to visit.
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