Ruine Brandenburg

Ruine Brandenburg

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Brandenburg consists of two plants: the Westburg and the Ostburg. The castles were always in the possession of competing aristocratic families or rulers. In the 13th century, when the castles were built, was an important trade route under the castle hill and the owners of the two castles could secure this and at the same time control. In the 16th century lost this way in importance and the two castles were abandoned. The already ruined ruin was awakened from its slumber only with the advent of tourism in the late 19th century. Rehabilitation works were interrupted by the Second World War. After the war, the castle was located in the border area and the GDR leadership had it fenced. Thus, a unique biotope could develop on the silent castle ruins. When the castle was to be rebuilt after the fall, it was partly due to rare animal and plant species under protection.

    Today the castle can be visited and in the castle museum you can immerse yourself completely in the history of the castle and the Middle Ages. The castle ruins are open every day of the year.

    Opening hours Museum:
    April until the end of September
    Sundays and holidays 11am to 5pm

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Bastian G.

    Interesting excursion destination for all ages

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Frankea

    beautiful medieval castle ruin near Lauchröden

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    • March 6, 2019

  • Bettina

    The Brandenburg castle ruin is the largest twin castle complex in central Germany. We found the area to be very, very nice.

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    • August 1, 2020

  • Eisbär1281

    Beautiful castle ruins on a hill.

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    • July 29, 2020

  • Willigipfel

    During the GDR era, the castle ruins were located directly on the inner-German border and were in a deep slumber during this time.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Petra Keim

    View of Göringen

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    • May 9, 2021

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Location: Gerstungen, Wartburgkreis, Thuringia, Germany


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