A highlight with rarity value. In its heyday, this facility offered villagers protection from attackers. Unfortunately, the condition deteriorates rapidly due to progressive erosion, which makes it dangerous to see the castle up close. An information board tells you more and you continue to wander, you can also catch nice views of the marvel.
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.
The GoethewanderWeg passes by the caves, Goethe has recognized the peculiarity 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 mountainous rock, which rises from the valley towering to the sky? Waves of the foot around her, - the pinnacle selects to the pasture for his sheep the shepherd. "
wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe his friend, the cantor and organist Friedrich Heinrich Schütz in Bad Berka in the studbook.
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