Hohentwiel Castle of Baden-Württemberg by EuroTourData

Hohentwiel Castle was built around 1079 as the hilltop castle and as the stronghold of the House of Zähringen. Info based on the article Festung Hohentwiel of German Wikipedia.

View from a south of Hohentwiel Castle of Baden-Württemberg

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Hohentwiel Castle history

In 1550 the castle was the expansion into a state fortress. Between 1627 and 1634 the fortress was additionally fortified.

During the Thirty Years' War, Hohentwil Fortress played a key role as an important base for the enemies of the Habsburgs. In 1634, Konrad Widerholt was appointed commander of the fortress. From August 1635 to February 1636 the fortress was subjected to the first siege. Between July and October 1639, the fortress was besieged for the second time. The third siege of the fortress by Spanish troops took place in September 1640, and the fourth in the winter of 1641/42. In 1644, the fifth and last siege of Franz von Mercy took place. The fortress was not directly attacked but was cordoned off over a large area. This siege also ended unsuccessfully.

During the French Revolutionary Wars, in 1800 the Austrian garrison surrendered the fortress to the French. The fortress was destroyed from October to March 1801.

Hohentwiel Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Festung Hohentwiel
Type Hilltop castle
Condition Ruins
Owner Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg
Opening hours to Daily from to of CEST UTC+02:00
Entrance fee 2
Street address
Hohentwiel 2a
Postal code 78224
Town Singen
State Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FVCQR79+P5
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Latitude 47.76421
Longitude 8.81810
GeoNames ID 12495775
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