The castle Niedergundelfingen consists of a regular, approximately rectangular ring wall, which was surrounded by a lower and now no longer visible Zwinger wall. The entrance area in the south was preceded by a bailey, from which only a few remains of the wall have been preserved.
The castle is missing with the tower (keep) a hallmark of the medieval Adelsburg. The typical for the Staufer period humpback cube, which are so impressive to see on Castle Hohengundelfingen are also missing.
It is not known when the chapel dedicated to St. Michael was built.
In 1715 it is said that the chapel was "completely sunken". The today formative late baroque equipment should have originated thus in the middle of the 18th century. The emblem of the Reichlin-Meldegg on the stuccoed ceiling points to this. Because the family did not come back until 1748 into the possession of the manor pledged to the Speth. The votive tablet in the church, written in 1750, also speaks for building activity around this time.
The simple chapel possesses a jewel with the sculptural baroque altar, which probably dates back to before the late Baroque design. Above, the patron St. Michael is shown with a flaming sword, as he brings down a devil. In the center stands a crowned Madonna with a magnificent bell-shaped cloak. The accompanying figures represent Anna and Joseph and have obviously been added later.
January 12, 2017
The large ruin from the 11th Century was bought in 1939 by the family Römer and from 1948 elaborately repaired. It is still privately owned and is freely accessible at all times.
There is much to discover, numerous beautiful spots on the terraced castle ruins and a great view from the walk-in keep. Definitely worth a visit.
January 8, 2019
Very well preserved or restored ruins Hohengundelfingen. The climb is relatively steep and leads through the forest, with the many foliage the path was not recognizable. But there is a better way, the leads only about 200m after the parking lot to the top.
February 26, 2019
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