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Ruine Isenburg

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  • Maja

    The Isenburg ruin in the center of the village is the landmark of the village of the same name. The castle was built around 1100 and is the second oldest castle complex in the Neuwied district. It was considered one of the most defensive castles on the Middle Rhine and in the Westerwald. It is a Romanesque hilltop castle and is very generous and spacious. In 1664 the Isenburg was left to decay; today it is a ruined castle. Since 2005, the Friends of Isenburg e. V. “is about preserving them for posterity and making them fully accessible to the public again.

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    • July 6, 2016

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Very nice up there.
    You can park either in the center of the village or directly below the castle at the church.
    From there, start up to the castle.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Isenburg is best known for the former Isenburg Castle, which today rests as a ruin on a 190m high hilltop, three quarters of which are surrounded by Sayn and Iserbach. An old noble family has been calling itself the Lords of Isenburg since 1095, which gives an indication of the time the castle was built.
    The castle complex is located on an area of 70m x 30m and provided space for four residential buildings, which were protected by the probably 25m high keep, gates and bridges. The Romanesque hilltop castle in Sayntal is the ancestral seat of the later county of Isenburg, which comprised large parts of Kurhessen-Waldeck (today's administrative district of Kassel) and southern Hesse (including Offenbach and Neu-Isenburg) and emerged from the various division of family lines. Since the end of the Thirty Years' War, the Isenburg has not been inhabited and has been left to decay, which the Friends of Isenburg, founded in 2005, want to stop with private commitment.
    Below the Isenburg Castle was the small settlement that never achieved town charter, but was fortified as a castle town at the beginning of the 14th century. The fortification had four gates, two of which are still preserved. One is the Alte Porz (old gate).
    The second preserved gate is the shield gate above the cemetery by the parish church, on the old path to Kleinmaischeid. It is still almost in its original state. It is a square tower with a side length of 4.5 m and a height of 9 m.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Sascha's Wanderblog

    Very beautiful castle ruins that invite you to discover and rest

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    • August 7, 2020

  • Janine

    You should definitely have visited. In top condition and very well-kept area

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    • August 3, 2021

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Great castle ruins.
    Been there often in my youth ...

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    • January 28, 2021

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Very nice up there.
    You can park either in the center of the village or directly below the castle at the church.
    From there, start up to the castle.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    From here you can have a wonderful view of the castle

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Very nice up there.
    You can park either in the center of the village or directly below the castle at the church.
    From there, start up to the castle.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Very nice up there.
    You can park either in the center of the village or directly below the castle at the church.
    From there, start up to the castle.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Sascha's Wanderblog

    The castle is voluntarily protected from decay by an association

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Astrid

    The voluntary work of the Freundeskreis der Isenburg is admirable and deserves respect.

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    • February 27, 2021

  • KALLEausWW

    There is a small circular route with a lot of information. The ruin is being maintained by a local association and parts of it are being rebuilt - respect!

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Simone 🚲🥾

    Built around 1100 as the headquarters of the Isenburg family.

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    • April 10, 2021

  • Westerwälder Waldläufer

    Clearly a highlight. A big compliment to those who take care of it so well and bring and keep everything in order

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    • July 11, 2021

  • Simone 🚲🥾

    Isenburg in Rhineland-Palatinate is located directly on the Sayn River and offers the Isenburg castle ruins as an attraction, the former headquarters of the Isenburg family.

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    • April 10, 2021

  • Jean-Pierre

    A very beautiful ruin that is lovingly cared for and restored by a very committed association.

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    • 6 days ago

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    great structure

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    Isenburg in Sayntal

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    great building

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    • April 14, 2021

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    beautiful ruin, interesting for young and old

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    • May 1, 2021

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    great for taking photos

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    • May 2, 2021

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