A highlight with a rarity. In its heyday, this facility offered the villagers protection from attackers. Unfortunately, the condition is deteriorating with progressive erosion, which is why it is dangerous to see the castle up close. An information board reveals more and if you continue hiking, you can catch nice glimpses of the marvel.
October 7, 2016
The rock cliffs facing the local situation of Buchfart are in constant change due to progressive erosion. The rock castle located there is called cave castle. The expansion of the plant was probably started as early as the 10th century. It is considered a special feature in the Thuringian burgenlandschaft. Meanwhile, nature has destroyed a significant part. In 2009, extensive securing work on the rock face was required.
April 24, 2018
The GoethewanderWeg runs past the caves, Goethe recognized the specialty of this historic rock castle - the only one of its kind in Thuringia - and repeatedly emphasized it during his visits to Buchfart.
“Do you know the castle, dug in the mountainous rock, which towers up from the valley to the sky? Waves that wash around her feet - the shepherd chooses the battlements for pasture for his sheep. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote to his friend, the cantor and organist Friedrich Heinrich Schütz in Bad Berka, in the register.
May 10, 2019
The chambers of the rock caves are a special attraction near Buchfart. They were already in use before the 10th century and the complex probably served as a refuge.
Archaeological finds even point to an even earlier use.
Unfortunately, the caves cannot be entered due to the risk of collapse.
February 21, 2021
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