"It hides inconspicuously between the treetops on the heights of the Aubach valley, which meanders from Oberbieber towards Oberhonnefeld, and although only the foundation walls are visible, there is something mysterious about Burg Braunsberg.Once you have made the ascent out of the valley and can afford a small climb to the old walls, you can move within the foundations and imagine life in the former multi-edged residential tower.The ruin is located on a rock spur and was thus easy to reach for enemies only from one side, all other sides were protected by steep slopes. On the access side was a wide ditch as an approach obstacle. The castle consisted of a palatial three-storey residential building with a two-storey portal porch. It was built between 1197 and 1210 by Bruno I von Isenburg, who was induced by the narrowness of his ancestral castle to build their own castle. These he called, derived from his name, Bruns or Braunsberg.In 1945, the walls were almost completely destroyed by US artillery fire. The buildings in front of the castle have been used as the official residence of the princely forestry staff since the 18th century, according to a bulletin board at the castle. "
Thilo Hagen in Rhein-Zeitung 11.12.2013
March 17, 2016
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