The Scherenburg was built in 1243 by the Counts of Rieneck to secure customs revenue during the crossing of the Main. Due to border disputes with the Würzburg Bishop Hermann I. von Lobdeburg the castle went to a settlement in 1469 at Würzburg. It was named after the prince-bishop Rudolf II of Scherenberg. Before it became the property of the city Gemünden, she was until 1825 privately owned and still inhabited.
December 16, 2018
Here, between mid-July and mid-August, the nationally known Scherenburg Festival takes place annually as an open-air theater. In 2010, a record attendance of 22,800 tickets sold was recorded.
In everyday life, the castle is a typical Franconian ruin with good views over the city of Gemünden.
July 19, 2016
historyIn the years from 1909 to 1911 the first castle festival took place on the Scherenburg  . After the hiring in 1989 the restart of the Scherenburg Festival was continued .From 1990 to 1995 the games were supported and organized by the cabaret “Spessartgrotte” Langenprozelten , in cooperation with the cultural office, since 1993 under the direction of the cultural office of the city of Gemünden and since 1998 by the festival association of the city of Gemünden am Main e.V.The purchase of a grandstand in 2002 , as well as the purchase of a tent roof over the grandstand for protection against rain and sun in 2004  should attract more visitors, which also succeeded.After 15 years, Horst Gurski gave up artistic direction after the 2015 season. His successor was Peter Cahn, who will take over for the first time in summer 2016. 
May 6, 2020
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