The castle Balduinstein is the medieval ruin of a rock castle in Balduinstein in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is privately owned, its outbuildings are used as a youth castle and the ruin is occasionally a place of events.Source: Wikipedia
June 9, 2017
The place name goes back to Archbishop Balduin von Trier, who began building Balduinstein Castle below the Schaumburg in 1319. The town charter was granted in 1321 by Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian. The granting of city rights went hand in hand with the founding of the city by Baldwin, a city wall was built in 1429. Baldwin raised the settlement to office and handed it over to the knight Dietrich von Staffel in 1335.
After several phases of expansion of the castle in the 14th and 15th centuries under the squadrons, it began to decline in the middle of the 17th century. After the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648, the Elector of Trier granted the demolition permit in 1665, and in 1680 only the walls were left. Hunger and plague reduced Balduinstein's population from 40 to 8 families. From 1806 the place was part of the Duchy of Nassau, which was annexed by Prussia in September 1866. Balduinstein has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since August 1946.Around 1660 the mining of brown iron stone began in Balduinstein, later the extraction of Lahn marble. The iron ore mining ended in 1875, the marble mining in 1927.The 19th century villa on the castle grounds and its outbuildings have been used as the "Balduinstein Youth Castle" since 1974.
March 20, 2021
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