Helfenstein Castle of Baden-Württemberg by EuroTourData
Helfenstein Castle is the restored ruins of the spur castle, built around 1100 as the fortified residence of the House of Helfenstein. Info based on the article Burg Helfenstein (Geislingen an der Steige) of German Wikipedia.
Helfenstein Castle of Baden-Württemberg info
Helfenstein Castle history
In 1396, the castle was bought by the imperial city of Ulm and expanded into the fortress: defensive walls with roundels were built, which have been preserved. In 1552, during the Second Margravial War, the castle fell into the hands of Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach without a siege. However, in August of the same year, the Ulmites still managed to force the enemy garrison to give up the object after several days of shelling, mainly with heavy stone cannonballs. After the conquest, the inhabitants of Ulm destroyed Helfenstein fortress.
Description of Helfenstein Castle
The remains of the fortress walls and some buildings from the earlier castle have been preserved, some of which have been restored. Inside the mantle wall of the keep, there is now a rock lookout, accessed from the upper courtyard via a ladder and a wooden bridge.
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|German name||Burg Helfenstein|
|Town||Geislingen an der Steige|
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Dataset to Helfenstein Castle of Baden-Württemberg
Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Helfenstein Castle of Baden-Württemberg.
ETD ID: hlfsbdw-grm.
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