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Burg Freudenberg

Burg Freudenberg

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 320 out of 327 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald

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  • Udo

    Very well-preserved castle, which also hosts performances in summer. In addition, from up here you have a fantastic view of Freudenberg and the Main.

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    • October 26, 2018

  • Eliott

    @ Angela, hit!
    The view is worth the effort of the ascent 👍

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    • June 1, 2017

  • Achim Weikinger

    Magnificent view over the Main valley with the Spessart and Odenwald.

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    • October 4, 2021

  • Striezel

    Henry III built an extravagant donjon to illustrate his power and deter attackers.

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Highmike

    Just lovely. The walls breathe history.

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    • June 6, 2020

  • Michael 🏞 🥾

    Well-preserved castle ruins. The interior was fully equipped with a grandstand and seating for performances. The view was lovely.

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Marco 🥾 + 🍺

    The massive castle offers a wonderful view of the Main and the surrounding area

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Lebola

    Nice view from the ruin into the Main valley. It is a good starting point for hikes to beautiful places (eg Mautersbrunnen, Laukenhof, ..).

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Mike

    Very nice castle ruin made of sandstone.

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Manuel

    Here you can relax very well after the ascent ...

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Heiko Edelmann

    Beautiful castle complex with a beautiful almost unique keep. This was built in several stages because the construction activities were repeatedly stopped.
    The view of the Main during a break is wonderful.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Ondschi

    a beautiful old ruin

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    • April 14, 2022

  • Kellogs

    Very impressive building!
    Magnificent views

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    • June 8, 2020

  • micha.harnau

    Imposing contemporary witness above Freudenberg, the ascent is definitely worth it, a magnificent view of the Main Valley

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    • July 11, 2021

  • Tanja

    There are information boards along the way that can take you back to the past.

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    • September 20, 2021

  • Monika L.

    Worth seeing castle ruins..
    Various events also take place here

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    • January 7, 2022

  • Christa

    I liked the witch and the great resting bench best. 😀

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    • September 23, 2021

  • cyrne

    A beautiful castle that is worth exploring 👍 There are many corners to discover inside and outside the castle and the view is also worthwhile 🙂 Suitable for discovery kids 🏴‍☠️

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    • November 21, 2021

  • Nicolet

    The origins of Freudenberg Castle, also known as Freudenburg, date back to 1197. Here Bishop Heinrich III. build a residential tower from Berg.
    In 1361, among other things, the ring wall and the palace were further built by Eberhard von Wertheim. Between 1497 and 1507, Count Erasmus von Wertheim carried out further expansion and expansion of the castle into a well-fortified fortress with an imposing Renaissance building. A bailey was built by massive embankments. The imposing four-story cannon tower on the Main side and an outwork to secure the southern side of the mountain were built. Another protective wall with three small round towers was placed in front of the Zwinger wall. The wall closed up to the southwestern gate, which was additionally secured by a closed interior and a tower.
    Access to the main bailey was only possible after passing through a second and third gate.
    In 1552 the castle was badly damaged in the Markgräfler war and with the extinction of the Wertheim family in 1556 the castle progressively decayed. The administration was moved to the city and only the cannon tower (especially in the witch trials after 1590) continued to be used as a prison. At the end of the Middle Ages, the castle fell into disrepair and was overgrown with undergrowth and trees. She was forgotten for centuries. Only after the Second World War did a citizens' initiative campaign for the castle. It was gradually uncovered and renovated and returned to the public in 1995 in renewed condition. At the moment (as of 2012) the city walls and the cannon tower are being renovated. (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • July 26, 2021

  • Anja

    A beautiful castle ruins with information boards

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    • April 19, 2022

  • Christian

    Many castle festivals are played here from time to time. With a view of the surrounding countryside.😊

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    • May 24, 2022

  • Nico

    Impressive complex made of sandstone that is available everywhere here... crazy work of art

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    • May 29, 2022

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Location: Liebliches Taubertal, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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