Herzberg Castle of Hesse by EuroTourData

Herzberg Castle is the restored hill castle, built around 1298 for the Count of Hesse as the coercion castle to protect the fiefs and control the trade route, the so-called Short Hesse.

View on the gate tower and defensive wall of Herzberg Castle of Hesse

Herzberg Castle of Hesse info

Herzberg Castle history

In 1344, Herzberg Castle passed into the possession of the so-called Star League (in German Sternerbund), which was the enemy of the Count of Hesse. In August 1372, in order to regain control over this strategic point, the Hessian count began the siege of the castle but failed to capture the castle. In 1477 the Count of Hesse regained his authority over the castle. Between 1480 and 1497 the castle was rebuilt in the form of the fortress that is currently available. During the Thirty Years' War, in 1631, 1635, and in 1641 the castle was besieged, but not captured. During the Seven Years' War, the castle was occupied from 1762 to 1763 by French troops. In 1786 the castle lost its military significance, the castle was abandoned and began to collapse.

Herzberg Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Herzberg
German alternate name Schloss Herzberg
Type Hill castle
Subtype Coercion castle
Condition Largely restored
Opening hours Daily Thursday - Monday from to of CEST UTC+02:00 or of CET UTC+01:00
Website Burg Herzberg
Video Burg Herzberg on YouTube
Owner Freiherr von Dörnberg'schen Stifung Burg Herzberg
Street address
Zum Herzberg
Postal code 36287
Municipality Breitenbach am Herzberg
State Hesse
Country Germany
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Directions to Herzberg Castle
Plus code 9F2FQF95+RR
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Latitude 50.76960
Longitude 9.45966
GeoNames ID 12510808
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Dataset to Herzberg Castle of Hesse

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