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Gebrochen Gutenstein – eine halbe Burgruine

Gebrochen Gutenstein – eine halbe Burgruine

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    On a rock 90 meters above the Danube stands the broken Gutenstein - at least what is left of the castle. The name Bruches Gutenstein comes from the fact that the building has been a ruin for 500 years. The original name was Neugutenstein. The ruin is freely accessible and offers you a magnificent view of the Danube valley.

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    • January 26, 2019

  • The castle was originally called Neugutenstein, later called Niedergutenstein. Since its disintegration, the name "broken gutter stone" has prevailed for the plant.

    The ruin stands on a spur at the confluence of the Schmeie in the Danube between Inzigkofen and Gutenstein.
    The Felsenburg consisted of the Kernburg lying on an isolated rock and a farmyard lying on the adjacent area. On the approximately triangular core castle was the residential tower, from which two-storey remains of the walls were preserved. The lower castle was located in the shelter of a rock overhang. From her only small remnants of the wall remained.

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    • April 10, 2017

  • The ruins of the broken Gutenstein in the Upper Danube Valley is one of the most exposed and difficult to reach castle ruins in the Swabian Alb.

    That is, the core castle on the crag is not accessible at all - unless you are a very good rock climber with adequate climbing equipment. However, the rock is not released for climbing.
    So it's best just to look at it, from Panoramafelsweg.

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    • February 8, 2019

  • Here you can see the beautiful valley - a few meters away, the rest of a castle tower perched on the steep cliff.

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    • September 11, 2019

  • Unbelievable: It is unimaginable to build up a castle on so little rock surface.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • You can combine different tours in these parts of the route.
    Try it once under Komoot tarps

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    • April 8, 2020

  • A beautiful ruin, with a fascinating view of the beautiful Danube valley

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Beautiful vantage point to the ruin Gutenstein.

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    • April 23, 2018

  • Great vantage point over the Danube valley. The castle ruins are very difficult and can only be reached with climbing experience.

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    • May 18, 2018

  • Great view from up here

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Great view - you can see on the side of the castle tower.

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    • September 11, 2019

  • How did people in the past build a castle like this on this rock? Amazing.

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    • November 3, 2020

  • Rewarding goal a hike!

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    • April 10, 2017

  • The indescribable Danube valley, beautiful in every season

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Great castle ruins on a rock needle.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Very nice view of the Danube valley!

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    • April 10, 2017

  • Whether in the valley or the ruin on the needle, a great sight

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    • February 4, 2018

  • It takes your breath away, if you look - from whatever side - at the rock needle with the remains of the ruins of "Broken Gutenstein". Already mentioned in the 12th century, it was only mentioned in the 14th century as a stable. Wonderful that these remains, exposed on the impressive rock, can still be admired.

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Unfortunately, there is not much left, but the whole thing is impressive nonetheless

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    • December 13, 2021

  • Very impressive! It makes you wonder how people managed to place such a building on this rock needle!?

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    • April 5, 2022

  • A beautiful ruin, the view from here is breathtaking, amazing what the Danube has done on its way through the rocks

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Incredible and a lot of space for imagination as it might have looked in the past ......

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    • October 15, 2020

  • It is definitely worth it

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    • April 21, 2021

  • Simply an amazing view

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    • June 11, 2020


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