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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Wichy Barboza (5 months ago)
Magical place, It’s a very beautifull castle nex to my home, i de el so greatfull to find a place like that
Liliane (8 months ago)
You need a €2 coin for the entry turnstile. It’s a ruin but there are lots of towers and ramparts to climb, from which you get fantastic views of the town and rivers. It took us only 20 mins walk from where our ship was docked.
Aukje van Vark (8 months ago)
Ruins that feel authentic - no pretense. Entry is e2, and you can walk around and soak up the atmosphere. No signs really, you have to use your imagination. The view is amazing, Wertheim is a beautiful town, and you can understand, looking at the surroundings why they built the fort here - you can see the whole river.
Lydia Shin (2 years ago)
Worth to visit! Highly recommended if you visit Wertheim village near the burg. Nice view point. You can see epic view of the town.
Mike Dipple (2 years ago)
Nice walk excellent views from the top...remember to climb the flag tower. The restaurant is excellent and their steak is one of the best I've had.
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