Nürburg Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate by EuroTourData

Nürburg Castle is the restored ruins of the hilltop castle, built around 1166 for the count of Are and as the refuge castle for nearby residents.

Southwestern view of Nürburg Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate

Nürburg Castle history

Between 1340 and 1369 an inner bailey and a zwinger were built in the castle. In the 15th century, a third ring of defensive walls was built. Already in the 16th century, the castle was in very poor condition, so restoration was carried out. During the Thirty Years' War in 1633, the castle was captured, looted and damaged by Swedish troops. During the Nine Years' War in 1689, the castle was completely destroyed by French troops. The castle was abandoned and used as a quarry. In 1818, Prussia restored the keep because a triangulation station was to be installed there.

The castle is owned by the Rhineland-Palatinate General Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in German Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz). The castle is operated by the Nürburger Kurier und Shuttle Service.

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Nürburg Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Nürburg
Type Hilltop castle
Subtype Refuge castle
Condition Restored ruins
Entrance fee € 3
Opening hours April 1 to October 31 daily except Tuesday from to CEST UTC+02:00
Owner Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz
Operator Nürburger Kurier und Shuttle Service
Street address
Burgstraße 17
Postal code 53520
Town Nürburg
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Country Germany
Latitude 50.34658
Longitude 6.95357
GeoNames ID 12519487
Plus code 9F288XW3+JC

Dataset to Nürburg Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Nürburg Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate.

ETD ID: nrbrpl-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

Published: - Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

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