Schwabsburg Castle is the ruin of a hilltop castle on a mountain spur, about 120 m above sea level. NN.
The Schwabsburg was probably founded around 1210 and was first mentioned in 1257 in a royal document by Richard von Cornwall as the base of the Hohenstaufen rule on the Rhine.
In the Thirty Years' War the castle was destroyed by an army led by the Spanish general and General Ambrosio Spinola or his successor Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba from spring 1621. The castle was demolished in 1799 after it was auctioned.
Only the keep and parts of the ring wall are preserved from the former castle complex.
(Excerpt from de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Schwabsburg)Unfortunately the tower was closed due to the Corona crisis.
April 19, 2020
The tower was open but not illuminated. The motion detectors did not respond. Thanks to a flashlight and smartphone, we didn't fall down the stairs.
Jackdaws nest in the tower, and one of them looked in fearfully from outside as we passed the nest inside. Hopefully she calmed down when she found her clutch unmolested.
May 8, 2021
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