Windeck Castle of Baden-Württemberg by EuroTourData

Windeck Castle is the restored ruins of the hill castle built around 1130 to protect the possessions of Lorsch Abbey. Info based on the article Burg Windeck of German Wikipedia.

View on the keep from the defensive wall of Windeck Castle of Baden-Württemberg

Windeck Castle of Baden-Württemberg info

Windeck Castle history

The castle became a bone of contention between the Archbishop of Mainz and the prince-electors of the Palatinate. In the 13th and 14th centuries and between 1450 and 1560 the castle was enlarged to its present size. After 1344 there was a significant expansion of the castle. The castle was not a fiefdom of a noble family but only secured and managed by appointed wardens. The castle survived the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War tolerably but had to be repaired in 1663.

In 1674, the castle was sacked and destroyed by French troops under the command of General Henri de Turenne. French troops made the castle useless as a defensive structure. The ruins served as a quarry for the inhabitants of Weinheim to reconstruct their homes. The town of Weinheim has owned the castle since 1978 and has significantly restored and strengthened the castle ruins.

Windeck Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Windeck
Type Hill castle
Condition Restored ruins
Public access Free
Owner Stadt Weinheim
Video Windeck Castle on YouTube
Street address
Alter Burgweg 2
Postal code 69469
Town Weinheim
State Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FXCGMWG+GW
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Latitude 49.54622
Longitude 8.67728
GeoNames ID 12501386
Knowledge Panel Windeck Castle

Nearby historical landmark in Baden-Württemberg

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