Neu-Montfort Castle Ruins

Götzis, Austria

Neu-Montfort was a medieval hilltop castle in Götzis built between 1311-1319 by the Count of Montfort. 50 years later they sold their rule to the Habsburgs, who were able to acquire in 1363 the first piece of Vorarlberg. Neu-Montfort is one of the few castles that were not destroyed by the Appenzell Wars (1405-1408). The decline began in 1693 when the last resident Ulrich Koch died.

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Founded: 1311-1319
Category: Ruins in Austria

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christine herrmann (2 years ago)
Ein wunderschöner Ort wo ich ein guten Blick ins Tal habe.
Silvia Meister (2 years ago)
Leicht zu erreichen und sehr schöne Aussicht
Jussuf Lieberherr (2 years ago)
Tolle aussicht über Götzis ! Nue eben diese Gerüste stören.
o.o Laengle (2 years ago)
Die Burgruine Neu Montfort wurde zwischen 1311 und 1319 auf dem nordöstlichen Ausläufer des Therenberges durch die Grafen von Montfort erbaut. Die Montforter erhofften sich durch den Bau wirtschaftliche Vorteile, denn sie leiteten die Straße, die ursprünglich an der Neuburg vorbeiging, durch die Arbogaster Klause um und gewannen so den Straßenzoll. 50 Jahre nach Fertigstellung verkauften die Montforter die Burg an die Habsburger, die damit im Jahre 1363 das erste Stück Vorarlbergs erwerben konnten. Die Burg wurde während des Appenzellerkrieges (1405 -1408) besetzt und als Stützpunkt verwendet. Damit gehört Neu Montfort zu den wenigen Burgen, die von den Appenzellern nicht zerstört wurden. In der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts wurde die Burg letztmalig großzügig ausgebaut, doch kurz darauf setzte ihr Niedergang ein. Gegen Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts begann der Verfall, als 1693 der letzte hier wohnende Burgverwalter Ulrich Koch starb. Die Burgruine gehört heute der Gemeinde Götzis – die Ringmauer wurde 1970, sowie in den Jahren 1974/ 75 restauriert. Seit 2006 sind wieder Renovierungsarbeiten im Gange, aber sehr schleppend, bis heute ist es immer noch nicht möglich ins Innere der Burg zu gelangen. Ob das noch was wird in diesem Jahrhundert?
Tomasz Kowalski (2 years ago)
Idealne miejsce na odpoczynek jadac z kierunku hohenems dalej do klaus sulz feldkirch. Cisza i bardzo ladny widoczek.. zameczek od drogi glownej miesci sie ok 10min. Pieszo... przy drodze duzy parking i gorska woda do picia...
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