Sulzbach Castle

Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

The earliest traces of human settlement on the Sulzbach castle hill have been dated to the Late Hallstatt or Early La Tène culture. The medieval settlement was built first in the 8th century or early 9th century. The partially stone-made castle was built there in the 9th or 10th century. In 1003 the castle was moved to the Nordgaugrafen family by Henry II. The medieval castle was rebuilt from 1618 to the Renaissance style. Today the original tower from c. 1100 exists.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Germany
Historical period: East Francia (Germany)

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Sepp Weber (3 years ago)
Princely source The Prince's spring Bulk quantity: approx. 12 l / s According to legend, Count Gebhard got lost here on a hunt and subsequently founded Sulzbach. The Sulzbacher Stadtbad on Philosophenweg was filled with spring water (1934-1981).
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Albert (5 years ago)
Very nice
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