Rosenburg Castle was built in the 12th century by the Counts of Riedenburg. It has been rebuilt and extended many times, right up to the present day.

In the Peasants' War , the castle was conquered in April 1525 by rebels and largely destroyed. A reconstruction took place between 1556 and 1560. In the Thirty Years' War the castle 1632-1634 was sacked several times. During the War of Spanish Succession Rosenburg was conquered by the Austrians.

The well maintained property now serves as a castle museum.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.falkenhofrosenburg.de

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Nadine Gumprecht (2 years ago)
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Pavol Cvíčela (2 years ago)
Riedenburg Prun Castle alebo hrad Riedenburg je veľmi pekný zachovaný. Sprievodcovia sa tu dokonale vyznajú a umožnia Vám spoznať cez nich históriu tohto pekného hradu v Nemecku. Z tohto hradu máte neskutočný výhľad na celé mesto a okolie.
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