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Castles and fortresses in the Swabian Jura


Castles and fortresses in the Swabian Jura

Hiking Collection by komoot

With more than 100 castles and fortresses inhabiting the mountain tops and rocks of the steeply inclining Albtrauf, the Swabian Jura contains the largest density of castles in the entire country of Germany. The reason is no big mystery: both the House of Hohenzollern and the Hohenstaufen dynasty used to reside in this area. And the former centers of power have managed to retain their charms until today. Though it's been a while since the fortified walls had to ward off attackers, the historical buildings still attract rather more peaceful visitors fascinated by these well preserved witnesses of history. You'll find the best ones to conquer on your next tour right here.

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