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Imposing castle complex with a dominant keep.
October 24, 2020
The name "Schowenburg" or "Schauenburg" first appeared for the castle in 1197, as the center of a dominion of the same name. In addition to the former castle, this included the towns of Biebrich, Cramberg and Steinsberg. In the 12th century the castle complex was owned by the Counts of Leiningen.
When the counts died out in the male line around 1220, the castle fiefdom was divided and changed hands several times. Part of the castle was owned by Elise, daughter of Count Emicho III. von Leiningen and wife of Ruprecht the Quarrelsome of Nassau. With her death, this share passed to the County of Virneburg via her daughter. Another part of the castle fell to the County of Diez and from there to the County of Weilnau. A third part of the Schaumburg fell to the House of Isenburg. When his inheritance was divided in 1232, the Schaumburg share came into the possession of Gerlach I of Limburg. In 1266, however, the House of Limburg had to relinquish part of the castle in an arbitral award in favor of Electorate of Cologne. The Archbishop of Cologne, Siegfried von Westerburg, transferred the Electoral Cologne share to the House of Westerburg in 1276.
The House of Westerburg expanded the Schaumburg from 1279. In order to weaken the position of the castle, Balduin of Luxembourg built Balduinstein Castle near the Schaumburg. A lengthy dispute ensued, as a result of which the town of Balduinstein was separated from the dominion of Schaumburg in 1321 and raised to the status of a town.
March 20, 2021
Schloss Schaumburg, also called the Schaumburg for short, is a castle south of Balduinstein near Limburg an der Lahn. The complex was originally a hilltop castle. Its main tower is the zero point of the Soldner coordinate system for the Duchy of Nassau.
June 9, 2017
Closed for alleged renovations. But a few years. 😖 the castle belongs to the owner Bilgic Ertürk. Met to read on nnp.de/lokales/limburg_und_umgebung/Neues-Leben-fuer-die-Schaumburg;art680,2955498
August 8, 2018
Laid out on small terraces below the Schaumburg, you have the opportunity to take a break and enjoy the sun when the weather is nice.
When the facility is finally renovated and restored, you can really create something beautiful here.
March 21, 2021
The signage is sometimes misleading. The landscape is wonderful, the paths are well maintained. Thanks to all helpers.
May 26, 2020
The Schaumburg is in a really great condition but the entire place Balduinstein is more than worth seeing
December 27, 2020
Nice castle to visit.
From August 2021 also equipped with a cafe.
A museum and more will follow.
Since May 1st, 2021 also on the weekends with Coffee to Go (also during the Corona period)
May 1, 2021
Really nice castle. Incl. small catering in the castle courtyard
June 14, 2021
There is also a table with benches where you can take a break
June 30, 2021
Here you can also have your hand laid on by "Mother mera or something"
October 24, 2021
In the meantime, unfortunately, a little wrinkled
August 7, 2020
A beautiful castle connected to a great hiking trail.
March 10, 2021
Schloss Schaumburg, also known as Schaumburg for short, is a castle south of Balduinstein near Limburg an der Lahn. Originally the complex was a hilltop castle. Its main tower is the zero point of the Soldner coordinate system for the Duchy of Nassau.
May 12, 2021
Castle building in the inner courtyard, outer wall clad with (oak) bark
August 16, 2021
Very nice castle above Balduinstein opposite the old castle
October 27, 2021
Beautifully located. Those who like spiritual things can also let mother mera hang up there. I think that's her name
March 15, 2021
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