Ruin of the castle Hohenbaden with labyrinthine passages, walls and steps that lead to dizzying heights.
The castle was built in the Middle Ages around 1100 on the western slope of the rocky mountain Battert above the then called Baden place. Under Margrave Bernhard I of Baden (1372-1431) was the Gothic lower castle, which was extended by Margrave James I (1431-1453) to the prestigious center of margraviate. The most important component is the Bernhardsbau (around 1400), whose pillar on the ground floor with a coat of arms worn by angels formerly supported the mighty vault. In its heyday, the castle had 100 rooms. In the same century, Margrave Christoph I expanded the New Castle in Baden, which was begun in 1370, and moved the residence there in 1479. The Old Castle then served as a widow's residence, in 1599 it was destroyed by fire. Only after 1830 was the ruin structurally secured.
December 29, 2017
Unfortunately, the inner part of the castle is currently closed for renovation. But should be completed sometime by the spring of 2019. Then you have again very special views from the different levels on the Rhine valley Baden-Baden Black Forest and the Battert.
March 21, 2019
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