Burgruine hauneck

Burgruine hauneck

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Recommended by 43 out of 43 mountain bikers


  • Robert

    The effort of the ascent, whether on foot or by bike, is rewarded by the magnificent view.
    The ruins of the summit castle lie on the summit of the 524 m high stubble mountain in the Kuppenrhön, the rest of a volcanic vent that originated in the Miocene. The keep of Hauneck Castle is based on hexagonal basalt columns that were created when the lava cooled; they appear at the base of the keep.
    History of Hauneck Castle:
    Built by the Knights of Haun, around the 14th century / headquarters in Burghaun
    1402 First documented mention / conquest and partial destruction by the Hessian landgrave Hermann
    1409 The landgrave finally acquires the castle through a sales contract with Johann and Heinrich Haun.
    1469 Second destruction by the lords of Buchenau
    1483 rebuilt as the seat of a Hessian bailiff by the Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg
    1660 Relinquishment of the office and relocation to Holzheim
    Decaying in the time that followed.
    The castle ruins had to be closed on August 1, 1981 due to the risk of collapse.
    On May 20, 1982, after extensive renovation, the now secure castle ruin with walk-in keep was reopened. Since then, the ruin has been accessible again and has a beautiful viewpoint.

    Source: Wikipedia and

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Markus

    The castle ruin Hauneck lies at 524 meters. From the tower you have a wonderful view. The climb becomes a little steeper at the end. But it can be done.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Mirco Kümmel

    Very beautiful castle ruins with great all-round view

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    • May 3, 2018

  • Wolff on Tour

    Great castle ruin with a beautiful view.

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Tobi Trapp

    Super mountain bike route and the castle ruins themselves are of course also very interesting.

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Thomas M.

    Always happy here! Great view!

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Dr. Professor Bart

    If possible, go to the castle every day as my standard routine!
    it's worth it
    But there are also steeper paths nearby that are more in front

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    • February 14, 2021

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Location: Haunetal, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation510 m

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