Built 1198-1206 by Pfalzgarf Heinrich from the noble family of the Guelphs. From 1246 to 1248, the castle was besieged by the two archbishops of Cologne and Trier. After successful capture, the castle was divided by a wall in two halves, each with a keep. In the 19Jh. decayed the castle, but in 1911 by Privy Councilor Dr. Robert Allmers bought and rebuilt. Since 1973, the castle is owned by the families Wulf and Allmers. A visit on your own costs 4 € and a small kiosk provides for the physical well-being. For castle fools an absolute must and for all the other a very nice little hike from Alken. Have fun!
May 28, 2019
The ruin of Thurant Castle (also Thurandt) stands on a broad spur made of slate high above the village of Alken on the Mosel. The entire complex is surrounded by a ring wall and protected by a neck trench on its south side.
Most of the original building remains today in the period after 1248. The gate building was built during the partial reconstruction of the castle at the beginning of the 20th century, while a residential building, the so-called mansion, after its destruction in the Second World War from 1960 to 1962 was rebuilt.
Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Thurant
March 12, 2018
beautiful castle. I can only recommend a visit. In addition, you can here with coffee and cake a little stronger and enjoy the atmosphere and the view.
January 1, 2019
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