Madenburg Castle

Eschbach, Germany

The ruin of Madenburg Castle is one of the biggest and oldest castle complexes in Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle was built on a cliff on the outskirts of the Palatinate Forest looking towards the Rhine rift valley.

In 1076 the Madenburg castle appears for the first time in a medieval document. Not a lot is known about the early owners of the castle, the counts of Madenburg. At a certain period it belonged to the Empire and to the Hochstift of Speyer. In 1470 Count Palatine Friedrich I. and his troops conquered Madenburg. In 1525, during the Peasants’ War, the castle was seriously damaged for the first time, but later rebuilt and renovated several times. In around 1689 French troops finally destroyed Madenburg.

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Eschbach, Germany
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Daniel Jacky (16 months ago)
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Vaponne Sears (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Pratik Nayak (2 years ago)
Good place to go for a hike both in winter and summer.
Daniel Kamel (3 years ago)
Nice walk in the forest and a wonderful view at the top
Stephan Goldberg (3 years ago)
Great walk, with a rewarding outlook on top
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