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Burg Randeck is the ruin of a hilltop castle on the northern edge of the valley Altmühl on a ledge above the market Essing in the Lower Bavarian district Kelheim in Bavaria. The castle is inextricably linked to Essing, which lies at its feet. The Essingers had to do their lord of the castle Frondienste. The first fortification in this place was probably built in the 10th century under Duke Arnulf I of Bavaria to protect against the incursions of the Hungarians. The present castle was built in the 11th and 12th centuries by the Rye Corner. In 1298 she fell to the notorious robber knights Abensberger Babonen, after their extinction in 1485 finally to the Duchy of Bavaria. Already in 1529 it fell to Mr. Leonhard von Eck, 1565 Otto Heinrich von Schwarzenberg bought the castle, 1594 then Alexius Fugger. In 1596 Duke William of Bavaria bought the castle, but immediately exchanged it with Johann Wolf Freymann for his castle Mühlfelden. In the Thirty Years' War, Randeck Castle was badly damaged by the Swedish troops in 1634. In 1672 the Jesuit College Ingolstadt bought the castle. After the dissolution of the Order in 1773, she fell again to the - now risen to the Electorate - Bavaria. 1776 the Order of Malta acquired the plant. In 1818 the castle fell to the Kingdom of Bavaria. In 1838 parts of the castle collapsed, including the keep. As early as 1842, Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria had the facility secured and partially rebuilt. It was extensively renovated in 1975 and has since become a tourist attraction. The ruin is today owned by Essing. Today, there are still some outer walls of Burg Randeck, the castle dungeon, the windowless Hungerturm as well as the 36 meter high, very accurately from regular ashlars attached keep. Originally, the complex is said to have owned nine rooms, eight chambers, three kitchens, a castle chapel dedicated to St. George, a cellar and a scoop.Source: Wikipedia
August 20, 2015
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