Waldeck Castle Ruins

Kemnath, Germany

Waldeck Castle was first mentioned in 1124. It was owned by the Landgraves of Leuchtenberg, who sold the castle in 1283 to Duke Ludwig of Bavaria. In the Spanish War of Succession, the castle was besieged by imperial troops , taken in October 1704 and demolished by order of Emperor Joseph I. Although the castle was rebuilt, it was burned down in 1794 and since then has been ruined. Since 1982, the ruins have been excavated and restored.

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Unnamed Road, Kemnath, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Iris Niang (6 months ago)
Its a mazing place and a lot of fun for kids
Frank Torres (7 months ago)
Great place for a walk. Nice views. Amazing how far you can see on a clear day.
Brad Hammond (7 months ago)
Neat place. Restrooms are available. Great views.
Kathya Estrada (8 months ago)
We loved it the only thing is that the hill takes your breath if you are not prepared. The view is amazing.
T B (8 months ago)
Nice little day trip
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