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September 21, 2022
Fragments from the Bronze Age were found at the site of today's Albeck castle ruins. Around 380 the castle was fortified by the Alemanni. After 910, a Count Alwig I von Sulz is referred to as the rebuilder. The Counts of Sulz are mentioned for the first time in 1095.
In the years 1251/52 the castle came to the House of Geroldseck through the marriage of a countess to Walter von Geroldseck/Diersburg. At the time of Heinrich I (Lord of Hohengeroldseck and Counts of Sulz), in 1284, the Roman-German King Rudolf von Habsburg granted city rights to the city of Sulz below. At the end of the 13th century, the castle was enlarged in its present form by the Barons of Geroldseck. In the feud against Bubenhofen in 1414, Albeck Castle was not conquered, in contrast to the town of Sulz.
In 1469, Albeck Castle was besieged by Count Eberhard im Bart with 4,000 men and 400 horsemen. On October 3rd, 1471 the castle was conquered, Hans von Geroldseck and 3 sons were imprisoned in Hohenurach Castle. Two years later, in 1473, the Geroldsecker gave up their property and received a settlement from Count Eberhard von Württemberg. In the years 1618 to 1648 the castle was occupied by Bavarian troops. The castle was renovated by forced labor by the surrounding villages during the Thirty Years' War and in 1678, also by forced labor. The castle was destroyed by fire and blasting by French troops on December 30, 1688.
Later, the castle and the associated estate came to the Barons of Hayn. From Mr. v. Hayn buys the Württemberg court domain chamber the manor Geroldseck with a contract dated July 20, 1864 for 150,000 guilders.
In 1969 a Dr. Brand from Lahn the castle ruins for 5,000 DM from the Württemberg court chamber administration. The city of Sulz then acquired the ruins in 1978 for DM 33,000. On March 10, 1995, the Albeck Ruins Association was founded.
December 2, 2016
From up here you have a great view. Great barbecue area. Kids can play knights undisturbed 👍
April 17, 2021
A beautiful ascent is rewarded by a well-preserved castle. Had never heard of it before, but I have to say that this castle is really worth it!
June 2, 2021
Very worth seeing and excellently renovated castle ruins. Remains of the defensive walls and the Palas, with numerous window openings (old arched windows). Many thanks to the Förderverein and the city of Sulz as the owner for the exemplary preservation of this part of our local history.
September 9, 2017
The Albeck ruins, formerly called Sulz Castle, are the ruins of a medieval hilltop castle at 548.3 m above sea level. NN at Sulz am Neckar
March 18, 2023
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