Auerbach Castle of Hesse by EuroTourData

Auerbach Castle is the restored ruins of the hilltop castle, built around 1222 as the stronghold of the counts of Katzenelnbogen for the purpose of controlling the trade route.

View on the shield wall of Auerbach Castle of Hesse

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Auerbach Castle history

In the 16th century, Auerbach Castle increasingly lost its strategic importance, as its fortifications could no longer withstand powerful and long-range artillery. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was not used for military purposes. In 1674, during the Franco-Dutch War, the castle was stormed by an army led by the French marshal Turenne, and the castle was set on fire. The destruction inflicted on the castle was so severe that the Auerbach castle was left in ruins, as we see today. Since 2007 the ruins of the castle have been restored.

Source: the article Schloss Auerbach of German Wikipedia.

Auerbach Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Schloss Auerbach
German alternate name Auerbacher Schloss
Type Hilltop castle
Condition Restored ruins
Public access Free
Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday from to of CEST UTC+02:00 or of CET UTC+01:00
Website Schloss Auerbach
Video Schloss Auerbach on YouTube
Owner Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Hessen
Street address
Außerhalb 2
Postal code 64625
Town Bensheim
State Hesse
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FXCPJ5J+HH
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Latitude 49.70906
Longitude 8.63190
GeoNames ID 12504027
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Historical landmarks in Hesse

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Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Auerbach Castle of Hesse.

ETD ID: arbhs-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

Published: - Central European Time (UTC+01:00).

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