komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

Burgruine Waldeck

Burgruine Waldeck

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 531 out of 546 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord

loading

Tips

  • Thorsten

    The oldest surviving building remains do not date before 1200. The lords of Waldeck were "grave-like" estate and had earned in the course of the 13th century, a more extensive territory. With the extinction of the lines of those of Waldeck 1417 and 1553, the castle went to Württemberg. The today well-known Waldeck ruin was further developed and inhabited until the 17th century. Presumably, the plant was finally destroyed in 1688 in the Palatinate War of Succession by French troops.

    translated byView Original
    • February 5, 2017

  • Jochen

    Interesting castle ruins of a branch line of the Counts of Calw. The knight's castle was probably built around 1100.

    translated byView Original
    • April 4, 2020

  • The Walking Dad

    When this castle was built is unclear. 1140 is first mentioned an Ortwin von Waldeck. The oldest surviving building remains do not date before 1200. The lords of Waldeck were "grave-like" estate and had earned in the course of the 13th century, a more extensive territory. Several estates on monasteries testify to their prosperity. This should not least have been favored by the exploitation of the nearby silver mines of Neubulach. However, the influence of the Waldeckers in the region seems to have become too strong, so that their feudal lords, the counts of Hohenberg, were forced to besiege several Waldecker castles twice, 1279 and 1284. The second siege took place with the support of the Habsburg King Rudolf von Habsburg and ended with the destruction of the castles. After the destruction Albrecht von Hohenberg became owner and rebuilt the castle. He used von Waldeck as bailiffs, who secretly united with the Lords of Baden and in 1287 defeated those of Hohenberg. Their victory made them noble. With the extinction of the lines of those of Waldeck 1417 and 1553, the castle went to Württemberg. Several sources report the same number of five castles on a mountain ("quinque castra in uno monte"). This statement was long doubted. However, investigations in the run-up to the Waldeck ruin have revealed that three more castles existed on the mountain spur west of it. Through humpback stone masonry remains, all three are 13th century buildings. Thus, the source tradition of several castles on a mountain is correct. The missing fifth castle could be seen in a tower standing separately on a boulder which preceded the western castle. After the destruction several castles must have been rebuilt. However, these were given up again at the latest in the 15th century and only the now well-known, well-preserved Waldeck ruins were further developed and inhabited until the 17th century. Presumably, the plant was finally destroyed in 1688 in the Palatinate War of Succession by French troops.Source Wiki

    translated byView Original
    • November 11, 2017

  • HAm 🧭

    Nested ruin to explore!
    With a nice barbecue and break area right in front of the entrance.

    translated byView Original
    • August 11, 2019

  • HAm 🧭

    Difficult way to find, even if the entry was discovered.
    Quite overgrown, but still a great way to get a look at the Hofgut Waldeck from above and to be right at the Waldeck ruins.

    translated byView Original
    • August 12, 2019

  • Jürgen 🍦 ele

    I had not guessed that such a large castle exists here. Is worth seeing.

    translated byView Original
    • October 3, 2019

  • Rika123

    The "Castle Ruins Waldeck" are located near Calw, Baden-Württemberg.
    - in the Nagold Valley
    - it is said to be one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ruins in the wider area
    - built around 1100
    - so-called hill castle or spur castle (see burg-ruinen.de/einleitung/höhenburg/)
    - at the time of the applicable "Faustrechts" it was a dreaded knight's castle (see geschichts Lehrer.in/contentLD/HI/MA30rRittertum.pdf)
    - only accessible on foot from the state road 348 at the hotel "Teinachtal" near Neubulach ( (2.5 km forest path, approx. 30 min.)
    - Free admission
    - See also burgenarchiv.de/burg_waldeck_in_baden-wuerttemberg

    translated byView Original
    • September 16, 2020

  • The Walking Dad

    The barbecue area offers enough space. However, I can imagine that on a nice Saturday in the summer, the location is extremely crowded.

    translated byView Original
    • November 11, 2017

  • 🚵‍♂️ Volker 🌲

    The size of the castle is also impressive

    translated byView Original
    • July 2, 2019

  • Peter

    Beautiful castle ruins. My children had a lot of fun on the huge area and didn't want to leave it anymore!
    Only very high foundation walls still exist from the castle.
    We walked along the Alpine path from the train station. It was very drawn out and was ultimately relatively boring for my boys. They have already experienced more in the Black Forest!

    translated byView Original
    • August 16, 2019

  • Matthias Brandt

    Opposite the mouth of the Baiersbach in the river Nagold lies the castle Waldeck in a river loop. The plant was more than 200 meters long and spread over several ridges. It was a main castle, which is still well preserved today, as well as numerous smaller facilities, of which hardly any remains are recognizable. The main castle was rebuilt after the destruction in 1248 and 1310, the others remained ruined. From the main castle until today the stump of the keep, numerous walls, parts of the shield wall, the kennel plants, a tower and the ditch have been preserved. The reconstructed remains invite you to visit and linger.

    translated byView Original
    • October 28, 2019

  • haertera

    The winding walls of the ruin invite you to explore. There is a barbecue area and a small meadow. There is a lot going on here at the weekend. Many climbers come here for bouldering on the ruin and the surrounding sandstone cliffs.

    translated byView Original
    • May 5, 2020

  • UweG

    The castle ruin Waldeck, located west of the Nagold Valley, is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ruins in the wider area and one of the largest ruins in the Northern Black Forest. It belongs to the district of Calw-Stammheim. Here was the seat of the nobles from Waldeck, who were first mentioned in 1140. The Waldeck Castle is very heavily fortified on its western access side, you had to cross 7 ditches to get into the small courtyard.

    translated byView Original
    • May 15, 2020

  • UweG

    The castle ruin Waldeck, located west of the Nagold Valley, is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ruins in the wider area and one of the largest ruins in the Northern Black Forest. It belongs to the district of Calw-Stammheim. Here was the seat of the nobles from Waldeck, who were first mentioned in 1140. The Waldeck Castle is very heavily fortified on its western access side, you had to cross 7 ditches to get into the small forecourt.

    translated byView Original
    • June 30, 2020

  • ROLFST

    The Waldeck castle ruins, west of the Nagold Valley in the Stammheim district, are one of the most beautiful and best preserved ruins in the wider area. It was built around 1100 as a noble foundation of a branch line of the Counts of Calw and served as a knight's castle feared throughout the country at the time of the law of the thumb. Today the facility is a popular hiking destination in the northern Black Forest.

    translated byView Original
    • February 20, 2021

  • Thorsten

    The small barbecue area invites you to rest at the castle ...

    translated byView Original
    • February 5, 2017

  • MarcusH.

    Nice little rest area with the ruin in the background.

    translated byView Original
    • October 27, 2019

  • Andreas Wurster

    Look back to the past ....

    translated byView Original
    • November 3, 2019

  • Carsten

    One should hike from bottom to top

    translated byView Original
    • June 29, 2020

  • Carsten

    You should hike from the bottom up

    translated byView Original
    • June 29, 2020

  • Bubu7168

    Very nice ruin. Ideal break place with grill and seating.

    translated byView Original
    • July 5, 2020

  • 𝐺𝑖𝑙𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑡 & 𝑆𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒 🇪🇺 🥾

    You look in vain for an entrance, but you are already right in the middle 😏

    translated byView Original
    • August 29, 2020

  • Sabine

    beautiful ruin,
    great to run.

    translated byView Original
    • November 29, 2020


In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Burgruine Waldeck

loading

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
  • Easy
    00:30
    1.03 mi
    2.1 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
  • Difficult
    03:37
    7.38 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:06
    6.50 mi
    2.1 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:55
    5.96 mi
    2.0 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:53
    8.24 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:07
    6.45 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:58
    6.05 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:56
    3.81 mi
    2.0 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:30
    9.51 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,300 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:21
    7.02 mi
    2.1 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:44
    7.96 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:25
    5.06 mi
    2.1 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:57
    3.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
  • Intermediate
    00:41
    1.39 mi
    2.0 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:41
    5.63 mi
    2.1 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:24
    4.55 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:06
    2.27 mi
    2.1 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:53
    6.07 mi
    2.1 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
  • Intermediate
    00:56
    1.55 mi
    1.7 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
  • Intermediate
    00:51
    1.82 mi
    2.1 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:03
    2.11 mi
    2.0 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:55
    3.90 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
  • Intermediate
    00:44
    1.46 mi
    2.0 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:42
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
  • Plan Your Own Tour
loading
Location: Hirsau, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Hirsau

loading