Runkel Castle of Hesse by EuroTourData

Runkel Castle is the restored ruins of the hill castle and the urban castle, built around 1150 by nobles of House Runkel as the bridge castle to protect the bridge over the Lahn river.

Eastern view of Runkel Castle of Hesse

Runkel Castle of Hesse info

Runkel Castle history

During the Thirty Years' War on October 15, 1634, the castle was destroyed by imperial troops. After that, the inner bailey was not rebuilt. However, in subsequent years, the buildings of the outer bailey were restored.

Description of Runkel Castle

The ruins of the inner bailey, opposite the bridge across the river Lanh, there is the keep, about 31 meters high, and accessible for climbing on the top floor. Nearby is the palas and other buildings, the outer walls of which form the shield wall. There are powerful fortified towers at both ends of this wall.

The outer bailey one consists of two to three storey buildings that connect to the upper U-shaped castle in the south and form an enclosed courtyard. Today, the lower castle houses a museum, a chapel, an archive and an office, surrounded by an defensive wall.

Runkel Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Runkel
Type Hill castle
Subtype Urban castle
Function Bridge castle
Condition Restored ruins
Entrance fee € 5
Opening hours From Good Friday to October 31 Tuesday - Sunday from to of CEST
Website Burg Runkel
Video Castle Runkel on YouTube
Owner Wied family
Street address
Schloßplatz 2
Postal code 65594
Town Runkel
State Hesse
Country Germany
Google Map Runkel Castle
Directions to Runkel Castle
Plus code 9F2CC544+8H
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OpenStreetMap Runkel Castle
Latitude 50.40569
Longitude 8.15643
GeoNames ID 12510870
Knowledge Panel Runkel Castle

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