Rabenstein Castle Ruins

Riedenburg, Germany

Rabenstein Castle was built probably in the early 12th century. It fell into ruins in the 16th century. The surrounding walls have survived.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Daniel Sinzig (12 months ago)
Ein toller Ort mit einer fantastische Aussicht .Immer eine kleine Wanderung Wert . Habe die stille und den schönen Blick von dort oben sehr genossen .
Torsten Ort (2 years ago)
kann man mal hingehen und super Aussicht
Norbert Bierek (2 years ago)
Zu Fuß in ca. 15 Minuten zu erreichen. Feste Schuhe sind nötig. Schöne Aussicht.
marcin rut (2 years ago)
Super miejsce na piesze wędrówki niesamowity widok okolicy
Alex Jarausch (2 years ago)
Ein muss der hier in der Region ist. Allein die Aussicht ist klasse! 20 min Aufstieg
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