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Ruine der Burg Hohenbaden

Ruine der Burg Hohenbaden

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  • HeikoGerNL

    Hohenbaden Castle (when Hohenbaden Castle was founded, today Old Castle) in Baden-Baden was the seat of the Margraves of Baden in the Middle Ages. They named themselves after the castle, which gave the state of Baden its name.

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    • November 9, 2018

  • Sandra

    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.

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    • December 29, 2017

  • Leulo der Lechschwob

    View to Alsace / Vosges in clear weather - Baden-Baden is at your feet - the location excellent - suitable for families because it can also be driven to the castle.

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Kauai

    Also called Old Castle. Here begins the climbing area Battert.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Mrs. Fluffs

    A really, great ruin. Currently (Nov 2018) she is currently building something. Still very nice. Invites to stimulate the imagination - how the people lived here then. Where were fireplaces? Where the ground? What was where? :)

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    • November 19, 2018

  • Nicolet

    Really great castle worth exploring. There are a lot of stairs and towers to discover. Even celebrations are hosted here

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    • August 23, 2019

  • Armin

    Quite well preserved old walls that reward a visit with great views over Baden-Baden.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • M a r c u s 🥾

    Still, because of the construction work, you can not access the tower and the higher levels. But today I could hear the wind harp in the interior wonderfully. In addition, I had not noticed that the restaurant is open again and invites you to rest.

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    • March 10, 2019

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    The castle Hohenbaden was the seat of the Margrave of Baden, Bernhard II in the Middle Ages. The counts named themselves after the castle, which became the namesake of the state of Baden. The castle is currently scaffolded.

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    • November 17, 2019

  • Andrea

    The old castle of Hohen Baden was the first residence of the powerful market counts of Baden Baden. It is one of the three castles on the Black Forest heights around Baden-Baden. The ruin impresses today with its enormous size. In the castle there is a very good restaurant with different rooms and in the castle courtyard the beer garden is open in summer.

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    • January 26, 2020

  • YvOnNe

    Nice ruin with the possibility to eat something. Great rock hiking trail!

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Wiebke

    Gorgeous, well-preserved and huge ruin. Great atmosphere, several stairs to the highest tower and a currently unfortunately closed restaurant.

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    • March 22, 2021

  • Ivana

    Beautiful castle ruins, well preserved.

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    • January 25, 2022

  • Stefan D

    Beautiful castle ruins and good starting point for the Battertfelsen

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Andi

    The aeolian harp (also known as ghost harp, wind harp or weather harp) is a harp-like stringed instrument, the strings of which are made to sound through the action of the natural air flow. Its name is derived from Aeolos, the Greek god of the wind.
    Further interesting information on this at bad-bad.de/sehen/aeolsharfe.htm

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    • February 23, 2021

  • Andi

    The impressive ruins of Hohenbaden Castle - today it is also called the "Old Castle" - is located above Baden-Baden. In the 14th century, today's upper castle was expanded to include a second part, the lower castle. Now the Margraves of Baden had a powerful residence.
    See altes-schlosshohenbaden.de/erlebnis-burg/burg
    Attention: even open in Corona times, provided the kiosk in front of the ruin is open. I could easily walk up all the stairs to the upper tower :-)

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    • February 23, 2021

  • Andi

    The impressive ruins of Hohenbaden Castle - today it is also called the "Old Castle" - is located above Baden-Baden. In the 14th century, today's upper castle was expanded to include a second part, the lower castle. Now the Margraves of Baden had a powerful residence. See altes-schlosshohenbaden.de/erlebnis-burg/burg
    The castle is also accessible during the Corona period, as long as the kiosk is open (according to the notice). Today I was able to climb the highest tower and enjoy the view. But the construction site is still not completely finished.

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    • February 23, 2021

  • HeikoGerNL

    The castle Hohenbaden (when founding Hohenbaden Castle, today Altes Schloss) in Baden-Baden was the seat of the Margrave of Baden in the Middle Ages. They named themselves after the castle, which became the namesake of the country Baden.

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    • November 9, 2018

  • DELTA KILO

    with us unfortunately hidden in the scaffolding, restaurant is quite fine.

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    • January 1, 2020

  • Bernhard Neumayer

    Magnificent views from the old castle on BadenBaden

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    • September 3, 2021

  • Kauai

    Also known as Hohenbaden Castle.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Vol

    One of the most beautiful and interesting ruins we have visited recently.

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    • May 29, 2016

  • Walkleader 🌻

    Good and sturdy footwear..Walking trail leads through rooting and stone-rich paths

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Kauai

    The castle is currently z. (1.11.2018) a construction site.
    You can only visit a little. In particular, all stairs are locked. You can not go anywhere to enjoy the view.

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    • November 2, 2018


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