On the site of today's castle ruins Albeck were found fragments of bronze. Around 380, the castle is fortified by the Alemanni. After 910, a count Alwig I. von Sulz is referred to as a builder. 1095 the Counts of Sulz are mentioned for the first time.In the years 1251/52, the castle comes by marriage of a countess with Walter von Geroldseck / Diersburg to the house Geroldseck. At the time of Henry I (Lord of Hohengeroldseck and Count of Sulz), in 1284, granted the Roman-German King Rudolf of Habsburg city rights to the underlying city of Sulz. End of the 13th century Expansion of the castle in the present form by the barons of Geroldseck. In the feud against Bubenhofen 1414, the castle Albeck is not conquered, in contrast to the town of Sulz.1469 Castle Albeck besieged by Count Eberhard in beard with 4000 men and 400 cavalrymen. On 3 October 1471, the castle was conquered, Hans von Geroldseck and 3 sons came in captivity in the castle Hohenurach. Two years later, in 1473, the Geroldsecker renounced their property and were paid by Earl Eberhard of Württemberg a settlement. In the years 1618-1648 changing occupations of the castle followed by Bavarian troops. The castle was renovated by the Frondienste of the surrounding villages in the Thirty Years' War and in 1678 also by Frondienste. By French troops, the castle was destroyed on 30 December 1688 by fire and blasting.Later, the castle comes with a corresponding estate to the barons of Hayn. From Mr. v. Hayn buys the Württemberg Hofdomänenkammer the manor Geroldseck by contract of 20 July 1864 by 150,000 guilders.In 1969, a Dr. Brand from Lahn, the castle ruins for 5,000 DM of the Württemberg Hofkammerverwaltung. The city of Sulz acquires the ruin then in 1978 for 33,000 DM. On 10 March 1995, the Friends of Ruin Albeck is founded.
December 2, 2016
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