The castle was built around 1240 to monitor a nearby military road by the Counts of Veldenz, who appointed Eberhard von Lautern as a lieutenant.Until 1432 the castle remained in the possession of the von Lautern family, who from 1247 had been called "von Montfort".In the 15th century, the residents of the Ganerbeburg were sometimes robber barons. In 1456 the troops of the Archbishop of Mainz Diether von Mainz and the Elector Friedrich I of the Palatinate conquered the castle complex and destroyed it.In 1480, Simon Boos von Waldeck received the castle as an inheritance, with permission to rebuild it. The Boos von Waldeck family, from the Waldeck Castle of the same name in the Hunsrück region, had been part of Montfort Castle since the end of the 14th century.Although there are some signs of a reconstruction of one of the residential towers, Montfort remained in ruins for many centuries. For many years the ruin was divided between four private forest owners and local residents. According to certain safety-related requirements of the supervisory authority, the Bad Kreuznach district took over the ruins in 1969, had them secured and renovated.Today you can visit the castle ruins of Montfort free of charge.Montfort CastleDate of origin: around 1240
Castle type: hilltop castle, spur location
Conservation status: ruin
Geographical location: 49 ° 45 ′ 55.5 ″ N, 7 ° 46 ′ 2.5 ″ O Coordinates: 49 ° 45 ′ 55.5 ″ N, 7 ° 46 ′ 2.5 ″ E | OSM
Height: 280 m above sea level NN
Montfort Castle (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Montfort CastleMontfort Castle is the ruin of a spur castle three kilometers northwest of the Hallgarten community in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate. The ruin lies between Hallgarten and Duchroth at 280 m above sea level. NN high knoll in the middle of a forest.There are also beautiful trails for mountain bikers
November 10, 2020
The castle was built around 1240 to monitor a nearby military road and has been named "von Montfort" since 1247. In the 15th century, the residents were temporarily robber barons. In 1456, various troops conquered the castle complex and destroyed it.
The ruin lies between Hallgarten and Duchroth on a 280 m above sea level. NN high summit in the middle of a forest and can be visited for free.
April 17, 2019
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