Hohengeroldseck Castle of Baden-Württemberg by EuroTourData

Hohengeroldseck Castle is the restored ruins of the hill castle, that was built around 1250 as the fortified family seat of the Lords of Hohengeroldseck. Info based on the article Burg Hohengeroldseck of German Wikipedia.

Bottom view on the knight's house of Hohengeroldseck Castle of Baden-Württemberg

Hohengeroldseck Castle of Baden-Württemberg info

Hohengeroldseck Castle history

In 1486 the castle was captured by Elector Palatine Philip and remained part of the Electoral Palatinate until 1534. The castle was destroyed by French troops in January 1689 during the Nine Years' War.

The ruins of Hohengeroldseck are now the property of the successors of the Lords of Geroldseck, the Dukes of Leyen, and have been administered by the Association for the Preservation of the Ruins of Hohengeroldseck Castle since 1958.

Description of Hohengeroldseck Castle

Outer defensive walls, about 10 meters high of the Lower Castle and the main building of the Upper Castle have been preserved. It is a type of castle without a tower house and a keep. The ring defensive wall had a wall-walk with loopholes and was 2.10 meters thick. The two main buildings of the Upper Castle, erected on the rock, were about 50 meters long and 20 meters maximum wide. They were separated by a courtyard. The facade of the four-storey knight's house, is still largely intact. On the second floor there was a great hall with an area of 80 square meters.

Hohengeroldseck Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Hohengeroldseck
Type Hill castle
Condition Restored ruins
Public access Free
Website Burgruine Hohengeroldseck
Video Burg Hohengeroldseck on YouTube
Operator Verein zur Erhaltung der Burgruine Hohengeroldseck e. V.
Street address
Schloßberg 8
Postal code 77960
Town Seelbach
State Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FW98XJJ+X4
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Latitude 48.33246
Longitude 7.98039
GeoNames ID 12501465
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Nearby historical landmark in Baden-Württemberg

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