Burgruine Ringelstein

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Recommended by 32 out of 32 hikers


  • Andreas Seifert

    From here you have a fantastic panoramic view. The "castle window" is a popular photo opportunity! The ruins of the Ringelstein castle lie above the valley on a ridge and today belong to the area of ​​Harth. In the ruins of the castle you can visit the remains of the castle built by the noblemen of Büren around 1390. In the Thirty Years' War, this castle was the scene of numerous witch trials. So 55 people were sentenced between December 1630 and April 1631 as alleged witches and executed. Testimonies of these processes can be found in the Hexenkeller belonging to the castle ruin. Since December 2005 extensive excavations have taken place in the facility, which continue.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Söhni 🏃

    High above the valley of the Alme is the ruin of the castle Ringelstein. The time of its construction is estimated at 1200, 1409 the castle was first mentioned in a document. She served the noble lords of Büren as a hunting lodge. In the Thirty Years' War, the castle was the scene of numerous so-called witch trials.

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    • October 27, 2017

  • Herbert

    There, the "renovation" is still ongoing. A visit is worth it just because of the great view of the surroundings of elevated lookout.

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    • September 27, 2019

  • buskultur

    The castle Ringelstein on the Harth once served the noble lords of Büren as a hunting lodge. During the witch trials, innocent people were charged and executed here. Since 2004, extensive excavations and restoration work is taking place.

    Source: paderborner-land.de/deu/wandern/grenzstein-weg.php

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    • March 26, 2016

  • Hitchhikers Guide

    The castle ruins have their very own flair with the great view over the valley.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • ebiketourinfo / Holger

    A very beautiful viewpoint, no matter in which direction, is the castle ruin Ringelstein.

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    • January 22, 2017

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Location: Büren, Paderborn, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation360 m

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