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.

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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.

Helfenstein Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Helfenstein
Type Spur castle
Condition Ruins
Public access Free
Street address
Postal code 73312
Town Geislingen an der Steige
State Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FWFJR8W+CX
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Latitude 48.61605
Longitude 9.84740
GeoNames ID 12495781
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Nearby historical landmark in Baden-Württemberg

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