Ruine Nollig

Ruine Nollig

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  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    Everything has already been written to the castle. Unfortunately privately owned and not open to the public. But nice view below the ruin.

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    • June 27, 2021

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Nollig is the ruin of a habitable watchtower perched high on the mountain of the same name. The Rheinsteig leads directly past the castle, the building itself is privately owned and can not be visited. But even so, the Nollig is a nice photo opportunity.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • christian

    Most beautiful wine view 2020 Rheingau.
    The lookout point at the Nollig ruins is located directly on the Rheinsteig

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Martin Schmitz 🌲

    Magnificent view of the Rhine from the vineyards

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Kathrin

    The Nollig ruins stand high above the city on the mountain of the same name. This defensive tower was built around 1300 as part of the city fortifications, which should secure the city downstream. Investigations have shown that the tower was first erected as a three-storey half-timbered building, the foundation of which sat directly on the slate rock. To the north, the half-timbered building supported a battlement also made of wooden beams. Later the tower was encased with a massive wall made of rubble stones and extended by two rounded towers on both sides of the wooden battlement. In the west tower is the spiral staircase that leads to the tower.
    The city wall was originally intended to reach the defense tower, but this was never implemented due to the smooth slate floor. The original size of the city wall can still be seen today at the intended connection point on the tower: It was approx. 6 m wide and approx. 1.30 m thick.
    Today the tower is privately owned and cannot be visited.
    The 2007 Memorial Day was an exception, when the public was granted access to the tower. Many guests and locals use the rare opportunity to hike up the Nollig to take a look at the old defense tower.
    The Nollig ruins can only be reached on foot via the Rheinsteig or the Rheinburgenweg. There is no way to get there by car.

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    • October 26, 2020

  • Arek

    The Nollig ruin (also called Nollich, Nollig, Nollicht, Nollingen and Nollen) is the ruin of a hilltop castle on a ridge, the "Nollig" or "Wachtenberg" at 176 m above sea level. NN, northwest of the city of Lorch on the Middle Rhine in the Rheingau-Taunus district in Hesse.

    It was built around the beginning of the 14th century as a three-storey half-timbered building, but was sheathed and reinforced with a massive wall a little later. Towards the mountain it was secured by a neck ditch and a shield wall flanked by two round corner towers.

    To this day it is controversial whether the tower was part of the local city fortifications. The shield wall, which continues to the side, at least suggests such an intention.

    The building is privately owned and cannot be visited.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Mario Lz

    You automatically come here.

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    • June 30, 2020

  • Streifenhörnchen

    The Nollig ruins are located on the mountain of the same name high above the city of Lorch am Rhein and can only be reached on foot via the Rheinsteig or the Rheinburgenweg. It is privately owned and therefore cannot be viewed from the inside.

    It was originally part of the city fortifications as a defense tower and was built around 1300.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Frauke

    A crisp ascent over the Wispertaunussteig, which is rewarded directly.

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Hubert Richardt

    Great picnic 🧺 place with a phenomenal view to the south up the Rhine

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    • January 3, 2021

  • Veronika 2020

    The views of the castle are just awesome. The castle itself is privately owned

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    • April 24, 2021

  • Jana | SonneundWolken 👩🏻‍🌾🐕‍🦺

    What a great view!

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    • May 19, 2021

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Location: Lorch, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


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