Altnussberg Castle Ruins

Geiersthal, Germany

Altnußberg castle was built by the Counts of Bogen probably between 1174-1194. During the so-called Böckler warin 1468-1469 the castle was burned down and razed. Today the castle is excavated and reconstructed partially. Guided tours through the castle grounds and the attached castle museum are available in summer season.

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Founded: 1174-1194
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.burgruine-altnussberg.de

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Michael Kilger (16 months ago)
TOP!
Alexander W (2 years ago)
Beutifull place, after a walk in the moutans we arrived at the castle, nice view in the tower
Alexander Wallaard (2 years ago)
Beutifull place, after a walk in the moutans we arrived at the castle, nice view in the tower
Dirk Vanhee (3 years ago)
Enjoyed a good lunch. Very nice place to sit outside, friendly hosts.
Dirk Vanhee (3 years ago)
Enjoyed a good lunch. Very nice place to sit outside, friendly hosts.
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