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Burg Are

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  • Jo

    Very nice panoramic view on the top. Especially on a sunny autumn day when the foliage has already changed color.
    Breathtaking!

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Very nice place. Just enjoy the view and the few meters are already forgotten.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Silvia

    The castle Are is the ruin of a mountain castle at 240 m above sea level. NHN above the community Altenahr in Rhineland-Palatinate. It was built around 1100 by Count Dietrich I of Are and first documented in 1121.

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    • January 10, 2018

  • Jo

    A short climb that's worth it.
    From the castle ruins you have a great view of Altenahr, the Ahr valley and the surrounding area.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Jan

    The climb is worth a nice view around the Ahr valley

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Comfortable climb to the castle. Great view over the Ahr valley and Ausruhemöglichkeit on Top.

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Stephan N

    Beautifully situated castle ruins above the village of Altenahr.
    From the castle you have a beautiful view of Altenahr and
    the Ahr valley.
    Absolutely worth seeing!

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    • August 17, 2019

  • Kay

    Nice view with knight flair

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    • November 29, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    An ascent of getting paid. The view from the castle over the Ahr valley is just great.

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    • February 7, 2018

  • Jens

    Very nice castle ruins. It's worth it.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Köppi

    Historic castle from the 11th century.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Kay

    The degree is only suitable for sure-footed and vertigo-free people who are not afraid of small climbing!

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    • January 18, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Beautifully situated castle ruins above the village of Altenahr.
    From the castle you have a beautiful view of Altenahr and
    the Ahr valley.
    Absolutely worth seeing!

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    • January 22, 2020

  • Stephan N

    In 1246 Count Friedrich von Hochstaden, provost of Xanten, donated the county with the castles Are, Hardt and Hochstaden to the archbishopric of Cologne with the consent of his brother Conrad of Are-Hochstaden. The extension buildings with extensive defensive wall were built in the Kurkölnischer time during the 14th and 15th century to protect the Kurkölnischen possessions in the Ahrgebiet. In the 16th and 17th centuries, there were only minor changes in the building fabric through repairs and replacement buildings. At times, the castle also served as a prison in which the archbishops of Cologne had imprisoned unwelcome opponents in order to make them docile. For a long time Burg Are was a spiritual and cultural center for the whole area.

    The archbishops of Cologne pledged the castle Are more frequently with the office Altenahr. The pledgees were each used as stewards and often lived in the castle. For long periods of time, the structural condition of the castle complex was poor, as the pledgees could not carry out the necessary repairs. An exception with a structurally very good condition was the time of Heinrich von der Horst, who died in 1625.
    1690, the castle was conquered for the first time after nine months of siege by French troops. The shelling had severely damaged the castle. 1697 withdrew the French, occupy the castle but from 1701 onwards Spanish War of Succession again. In 1706, the troops took over the castle and made the area unsafe. For this reason, Elector Joseph Clemens of Bavaria in 1714 blew up the walls in agreement with the villagers. Since then, the castle is a ruin. Still recyclable materials, such as wood and stones, served as building material for the new construction of the Amtshaus at the foot of the castle hill.
    Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Are

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    • August 17, 2019

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    A great view of the valley and Altenahr. Even a tour through the old walls is already an experience.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Christiane

    Beautiful castle with beautiful views in the countryside

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    • July 20, 2018

  • joetobn

    In the former castle courtyard of the ruin there is a rest area. In front of the viewing pavilion you have a great 360 ° view over Altenahr, the NSG Langfigtal, the Teufelsloch and the steep rocks of the Ahr mountains ...

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The castle Are is the listed ruin of a hilltop castle at 240 m above sea level. NHN above the town of Altenahr in Rhineland-Palatinate. It was built from 1095 to 1105 by Count Dietrich I of Are and first documented in 1121.
    altenahr-ahr.de/de/burgare

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    Beautiful rest of the walls with a fabulous view!

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    • May 1, 2020

  • Gss

    Great castle complex, very well maintained, great view from the tower. Not for people with fear of heights

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Andibonn

    The ruined castle on a mountain spur high above the Ahr valley offers an impressive view of Altenahr and the surrounding hills. When the weather is nice, it is heavily visited on weekends.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Ela Ado

    The view is definitely worth it

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "The devil once sought out the valley of the Ahr and found so much favor of the land and its people, but above all of the excellent red wine, that he forgot his return home." One day approached him as he rested on the mountain opposite the Are Are his grandmother in the form of a beautiful maiden, she quickly turned back to the disgusting old man who was all too well known to him, and he savagely seized her grandmother and hurled her back down the cliff to hell The devil's hole was created, which can still be seen above Altenahr. "

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Jan

    Nice ruin with many preserved parts.

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    • January 6, 2019


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