Ruine Streitburg

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  • Maren Ingrid

    The castle ruin Streitburg or ruin Streitberg is the remnant of a high medieval Adelsburg over the village Streitberg at the mouth of the Franconian Switzerland. The exact time of the first development of this place is not known, but at the latest in the 12th century, it was built and used by people. Unfortunately, what was left of the often damaged and rebuilt castle in the 19th century was used as a quarry, so that hardly any of the ruins is left, which is why the battle castle today in the shadow of her big sister, the castle ruins Neideck on the other side Wiesenttal stands.

    Admission is free, so it is worth the detour to Streitburg alone for the fantastic view over the Wiesenttal.

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    • June 14, 2017

  • nebliges

    The main castle was located on a high, on three sides almost perpendicular to the Wiesenttal sloping dolomite rock massif. The north side, endangered by the rising terrain, was once preceded by a strongly fortified outer bailey, which is now completely overbuilt.

    Behind the wide moat of the main castle, the gatehouse of 1563/65 with a bastion and a forward turret has been partially preserved. Behind the gate you can still see the remains of the walls of the long stables and the forester's cottage.

    The castle path leads to a terraced heel with low-reaching fodder walls on which was built in the 16th century the large main building with its clock tower. The Renaissance building is completely gone. The location of the former stair tower can still be recognized by the rockwork. The stair tower gave access to the top of a high rocky outcrop. To the west, beneath this crest, stood another building whose outer wall had fallen. Two basement vaulted cellars have been preserved, below which there is another basement with a hole prison completely carved out of the rock. The cellar vaults are inaccessible to visitors.

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    • July 3, 2016

  • Rudi

    Very nice over-, view from above.

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    • September 26, 2016

  • Horst

    Great view of Streitberg and Wiesenttal

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    • April 12, 2016

  • Witwe Bolte

    Climb over the "Burgsteig" from Streitberg. The castle starts hidden at the small park opposite the church and leads down through stairs between the houses. He comes out the top right at the gate.

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    • October 7, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    From here there is a beautiful view of the Wiesenttal and the castle ruins Neideck.

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Andreas Macik

    From the ruined castle Streitburg you have a great view. Not only on sunny days you can relax up there. One should take the romantic way to the ascent.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • 🔮 Roland

    From here there is a beautiful view of the Wiesenttal and the castle ruins Neideck.

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Marvin Flores

    The view of the ruin Neideck is amazing. please take care at the edges. Go downhill pretty fast

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Johannes

    Great view of the valley and not as crowded as the ruins Neideck.

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    • September 17, 2019

  • giovanni

    Castle and views are just great.

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    • September 30, 2019

  • Gerhard 200

    The rest of a long time ago

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    • October 20, 2019

  • Armin Bock

    Wonderful view over the entire Wiesent valley up to the Waibala.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    The historic perforated prison and the vaults above have been extensively restored and opened to the public in July 2020. In the vaults are exemplary information boards on the topic of jurisdiction in the Middle Ages and early modern times.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Engelbertson

    Always recommended for a short trip.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    Since July 2020 there are very good new information boards about the history of the castle up here.

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    • August 8, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    In July 2020, the lavishly restored pit prison and vault were opened to visitors during the day. In the vault there are several exemplary information boards about the Justitz practice in the late Middle Ages and early modern times.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • ML

    Imposing castle complex. A visit to the dungeon prisons is worthwhile. In addition, grandiose views of the Wiesenttal, the Neideck and Schönblick

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    • August 25, 2020


    Super nice view over Streitberg, view to Neideck and the entire Wiesental. The small ruin is also nice to look at and you can go into the vaulted cellar.

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    • September 23, 2020

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Location: Wiesenttal, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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