Ruine Merkenstein

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  • Rainer

    Until 1322 the Merkensteiner sat on the castle until they had to pass it on. The next important owners of the castle were the Wallese, the castle Merkenstein kept a good 100 years, until they had to pass the castle in 1440 for financial and family reasons to Stephan von Hohenberg. The Hohenberg ruled over Merkenstein until 1484. The castle was once the scene of an imperial siege.
    In 1482, the lord of the castle, Hans III. von Hohenberg his castles Merkenstein, Hohenberg and Kreisbach the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus available in his war against Emperor Frederick III. Thereupon the emperor sent an army against Merkenstein, but the siege failed after altogether four weeks. In 1484, Hans III. reconciled with Frederick and then sold him Castle Merkenstein. The castle was now sovereign and received by imperial envoys.
    In 1486, however, King Matthias Corvinus returned and captured Merkenstein. After his death, the castle fell back to the kingdom. 1603 to 1672 it was owned by the family Heißperger, then the Dietrichsteiner. In 1683, the castle was taken by Ottoman troops and destroyed.

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    • August 5, 2017

  • Peter Türk 😊

    20.01.2019 - Today at minus degrees and sunshine once again to the ruin Merkenstein up, powerful enthroned at the end of the Gainfarner bay and is built on a rock, on the flat surface of the front side of the square, is below a very large underground space , supposedly this is a portico!

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    • March 11, 2019

  • Peter Türk 😊

    30.12.2015 - The castle Merkenstein is a worth seeing ruin ... Mystic today sunk in the fog ... Mystical Foto's of the Merkenstein in fog.

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    • March 11, 2019

  • We happy 4 🐕🐕🐕🚶‍♀️

    It's worth it because of the sense of adventure that comes over you when you walk along the narrow forest trails and look at the old walls.

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    • July 1, 2017

  • Edith Türk 🌷

    Beautiful old ruin with renovated castle very close
    Be sure to take care of children at the ruins (no entry, danger of falling)!

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    • January 20, 2019

  • A hoch 3

    Until 1322 the Merkensteiner sat on the castle until they had to pass it on. The next important owners of the castle were the Wallese, the castle Merkenstein kept a good 100 years, until they had to pass the castle in 1440 for financial and family reasons to Stephan von Hohenberg. The Hohenberg ruled over Merkenstein until 1484. The castle was once the scene of an imperial siege.

    In 1482, the lord of the castle, Hans III. von Hohenberg his castles Merkenstein, Hohenberg and Kreisbach the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus available in his war against Emperor Frederick III. Thereupon the emperor sent an army against Merkenstein, but the siege failed after altogether four weeks. In 1484, Hans III. reconciled with Frederick and then sold him Castle Merkenstein. The castle was now sovereign and received by imperial envoys.

    In 1486, however, King Matthias Corvinus returned and captured Merkenstein. After his death, the castle fell back to the kingdom. 1603 to 1672 it was owned by the family Heißperger, then the Dietrichsteiner. In 1683, the castle was taken by Ottoman troops and destroyed.

    For rule Merkenstein counted in the 16th century except Gainfarn and Großau the rule Pottenstein and the offices Furth, Muggendorf and St. Veit.

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    • April 14, 2018

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Location: Berndorf, Baden, Vienna Woods, Lower Austria, Austria

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