The ruin of the Isenburg in the center of the town is the landmark of the village of the same name. The castle was built around 1100 and is the second oldest castle in the district of Neuwied. It was considered one of the most fortified castles on the Middle Rhine and in the Westerwald. It is a Romanesque hilltop castle and very spacious and spacious. In 1664 the Isenburg was left to decay; today it is a castle ruin. Since 2005 the association "Freundeskreis der Isenburg e. V. "to preserve it for posterity and make it fully accessible to the public again.freundeskreis-isenburg.de
July 6, 2016
Isenburg is mainly known for the former castle Isenburg, which today rests as a ruin on a 190m high hilltop, which is encircled to three quarters of Sayn and Iserbach. Since 1095, an old noble family called the Lords of Isenburg, which gives an indication of the construction of the castle.
The castle lies on an area of 70m x 30m and gave room for four houses, which were protected by the probably well 25m high keep, gates and bridges. The Romanesque hilltop castle in Sayntal is the ancestral seat of the later county Isenburg, which encompassed large parts of Kurhessen-Waldeck (today's district of Kassel) and southern Hesse (including Offenbach and Neu-Isenburg) and emerged from the different division of the family trunks. Since the end of the Thirty Years' War, the Isenburg is no longer inhabited and abandoned the decay, which wants to stop the circle of friends founded in 2005 Isenburg with private commitment.
Below the castle Isenburg was the small settlement, which never brought it to city rights, but was fortified as a castle at the beginning of the 14th century. The fortification had four gates, of which two have survived. One is the Old Porz (Old Porte).
The second surviving gate is the shield gate above the cemetery at the parish church, on the old road to Kleinmaischeid. She is still preserved in her original state. It is a square tower with 4.5m side and a height of 9m.
September 10, 2018
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