Mountain Biking Highlight
The castle is located as a hilltop castle in the Upper Mundat Forest about three kilometers west of Oberotterbach at 503.1 m above sea level. NHN high Schloßberg. The Hohe Derst (560.5 m) in the northwest and the Hohe Kopf (496.9 m) in the south join at a distance of one kilometer. The Otterbach, the right source river of the Michelsbach, rises on the northeast slope of the Schloßberg below the castle.
Only small parts of the castle have survived as it was used as a quarry after its destruction. Erected on the hilltop, which is crowned by a rocky reef, it originally covered an area of around 50 by 25 meters. Of the three towers of the upper castle on the cliff, only the keep has been partially preserved. In addition, there are still numerous beam and post holes and the remains of a staircase carved into the rock that once served as a connection to the lower castle. Parts of the surrounding wall, building foundations and a gate still exist from this.Today the rock of the upper castle is a platform that allows a view over the Upper Mundat Forest and the Rhine plain.
September 4, 2020
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