Reifenberg Castle of Hesse by EuroTourData

Reifenberg Castle is the restored ruins of the hill castle and urban castle, built around 1220 for the noble family of Reifenberg as the counter-castle against the House of Falkenstein.

Southern view on the shield wall and fortified towers of Reifenberg Castle of Hesse

Reifenberg Castle of Hesse info

Reifenberg Castle history

Since the 14th century, the lords of the castle have been involved in numerous internecine wars, in which they fought not only with the House of Falkenstein but also with the imperial cities of Frankfurt and Mainz. The castle was conquered in 1560 and burned down in 1587. The castle was restored but was again destroyed during the Thirty Years' War in 1646. In 1689, it was finally destroyed during the Nine Years' War.

Description of Reifenberg Castle

The castle has the rectangular 5-story tower house, 19 meters high, the round keep 25 meters high and the powerful shield wall with round corner towers. Since 1995, the castle has been operated by the association Burgvereines Reifenberg e.V.

Reifenberg Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Reifenberg
German alternate name Burg Oberreifenberg
Type Hill castle
Subtype Urban castle
Condition Restored ruins
Public access Free
Tower house access April 1 - August 31 Friday - Sunday from to of CEST UTC+02:00
Website Burgruine Oberreifenberg
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Operator Burgvereines Reifenberg e.V.
Owner Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Hessen
Street address
Schloßstraße 14
Postal code 61389
Town Schmitten im Taunus
State Hesse
Country Germany
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Plus code 9F2C6CWH+RC
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Latitude 50.24703
Longitude 8.42851
GeoNames ID 12510757
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