Kronburg Castle was first time mentioned in 1227. In the 13th and 14th centuries it changed hands several times between Hohenstaufen and Habsburg vassals. The castle was restored in 1490-1536 by Rechberg family. In 1524 it was occupied by revolting peasants and in 1625-1627 it was passed to Johann Eustach von Westernach.
Kronburg was conquered and partially demolished by French army during the War of the Spanish Succession (1703) and rebuilt in residential style in 1707. Today the castle is owned by the von Vequel-Westernach family and hosts weddings and other events.References:
The trulli, typical limestone dwellings of Alberobello in the southern Italian region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of corbelled dry-stone construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. These structures, dating from as early as the mid-14th century, characteristically feature pyramidal, domed, or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs. Although rural trulli can be found all along the Itria Valley, their highest concentration and best preserved examples of this architectural form are in the town of Alberobello, where there are over 1500 structures in the quarters of Rione Monti and Aja Piccola.
The property comprises six land parcels extending over an area of 11 hectares. The land parcels comprise two districts of the city (quarters or Rione Monti with 1,030 trulli; Rione Aia Piccola with 590 trulli) and four specific locations.
Trulli (singular, trullo) are traditional dry stone huts with a corbelled roof.