High above the village of Alsbach is the castle of the same name. It was built around 1235 by the Lords of Bickenbach. After the Bickenbacher noble family threaded through marriage on and on, the mighty castle became a so-called Ganerbenburg, which was also owned by various lords of the castle. Towards the end of the 15th century, a Ganerbe bought all shares of the other heirs and was thus again the only lords of Bickenbach.
After further changing owners, the castle came into the possession of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. As with other castles, this was only interested in the lands and let the castle expire. Despite everything, the castle still offers an impressive sight today. Particularly noteworthy is the restored keep. From its crown you have a great view of the Rhine plain.
December 21, 2017
The castle is open every week from Wed-Sun + public holidays in the summer (May-September) from 11: 00-21: 00 and in winter (October-April) from 11: 00-19: 30. Free entry.
Mon + Tues are closed days and both Burg and Burgschänke are closed.
I especially liked the Hildegardis and the rose garden.
Overall, this castle incl. The Burgschänke an impressive achievement of the local Friends Association dar!
October 12, 2019
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