The Rechberg and the castle Hohenrechberg
The Rechberg (707 m above sea level) is one of the three Kaiser mountains and is located near the center of Schwäbisch Gmünd. The eponymous castle was first mentioned in 1179. She was the ancestral seat of the Swabian noble family of Rechberg. At the foot of the Rechsberg is the resort of the same name. Rechberg is a district of Schwäbisch Gmünd and the pilgrimage church has been the destination of pilgrims since the 15th century.
The most famous art historical property is the ruin Hohenrechberg. Until 1986, the castle was in the hands of the Counts of Rechberg. This noble family is already mentioned under Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. A first fortification was built here already in Roman times, the castle Hohenrechberg is mentioned in 1322 in documents.
Over the centuries, the castle was expanded and conquered several times. It was not destroyed. In 1865, a lightning strike caused a big fire and the castle became a ruin.
On the summit of the mountain is the pilgrimage church of St. Maria Hohenrechberg. The baroque church was commissioned by Count Bernhard Bero and was completed between 1686 and 1688 by master builder Valerian Brenner. A showpiece inside the church is the altar with a 14th-century Marian figure.
You want to explore the Rechberg on foot? From Hölltal in Schwäbisch Gmünd it is 5 km to the top of the Rechberg. On this geological trail almost 400 meters of altitude need to be overcome. On 24 information boards you will be given information about the different layers of rock.
From the castle ruins Hohenrechberg leads a Way of the Cross up to the pilgrimage church. Parking is available below the castle.
Source: http: //neckar-magazin.de/umland/drei-kaiserberge/rechberg/index.html
May 23, 2016
The irregular polygonal castle complex has a ring wall with humpback curbs, a Hohenstaufen palace next to the rectangular projecting gate and a 30-meter-deep castle well. Since 1806, the castle chapel (Old Chapel) was no longer used.
July 21, 2018
The "Hohenrechberg Castle Ruins" are located on the "Rechberg" near Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalb district, Baden-Württemberg.
- so-called "Spornburg" or Höhenburg (interesting information at: burg-ruinen.de/einleitung/höhenburg/)
- at approx. 644 m above sea level NHN
- nearby is the "Pilgrimage Church of St. Maria"
- Further information: schwaebisch-gmuend.de/burgruine-und-wallfahrtskirche-rechberg.html#:~:text
- See also burg-rechberg.de
September 14, 2020
Very beautiful castle, also a highlight for children. The restaurant is unfortunately no longer available. Admission is via a turnstile in the € 2 - or 1 € pieces must be thrown. Children 1 €, adults 2 €. But there is a machine right next to the 5, 10 and 20 € -Scheine change into small change.
Inside there is a lot to explore, especially for children, from the dungeon to the tower. There is a room that can be visited with 2 exhibits in showcases 1x the castle today and once what the castle looked like before. The presentation of the room suggests that there can also be married.
The view from all parts of the castle is great.
May 23, 2018
The castle ruins are considered to be one of the most beautiful in Swabia. The castle was built in 1194 as the seat of the Lords of Rechberg.
February 15, 2021
Absolutely worth seeing ruin (entry 2, - €). There is a castle tavern in the outer bailey (no entry fee). Information at burg-rechberg.de
October 4, 2021
The castle tavern right next to the castle complex is hosted again and offers very good food and drinks in the panorama restaurant or in the beer garden. Open Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m.
December 19, 2020
Great castle with a wonderful view and gastro opportunity!
August 8, 2021
There is a fantastic view, fresh forest air and good food.
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September 28, 2021
Unfortunately currently no longer hosted, but great. A piece of history.
August 19, 2018
The castle ruins can be visited at the right time (we were there Friday afternoon) in peace. Admission is moderate and you pay at a vending machine. An interesting plant.
September 21, 2019
Very beautiful castle ruins that can be walked on.
November 14, 2020
A highlight not just for children. For us one of the most beautiful accessible ruins in the area. The evening view with sunset is priceless.
December 10, 2020
It is also worth the ascent to the summit of the Rechberg with a beautiful view, especially towards the Remstal, and a visit to the pilgrimage chapel. There is also a restaurant upstairs.
July 23, 2021
Very impressive 🏰 ruin with 🍟 castle tavern 🍻.
May 29, 2022
Well preserved ruin and worth a visit both in summer and in winter.
December 31, 2018
Especially in winter, when the fog envelops the Hohenrechberg very mystical and recommendable.
December 31, 2018
Interesting ruin in which there is a lot to discover.
September 21, 2019
Nice host who also opens the kiosk to thirsty hikers during the week. There are ice-cold drinks and he tapped draft beer in the closed restaurant.
July 23, 2020
Bring enough time to be amazed. Very good refreshment stops possible during C free times. Avoid weekends !!!
December 8, 2020
Steeped in history, highly interesting place. Boards inform about what was at this point where you are standing; also pictorial.
November 8, 2021
Haus Rechberg is worth a good meal
Monday till Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
October 3, 2018
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