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Burg Farchau, Marienhöhe

Burg Farchau, Marienhöhe

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  • JR56

    As is so often the case nowadays, unfortunately, not much can be seen of this historic castle. But it is a historic castle and therefore also a highlight.
    The Komoot map also shows the Farchauer Schloss and the Farchauer Schlossberg in the vicinity, elsewhere. Unfortunately there is nothing left of that.
    Around the year 800 the Slavs built a classic early Slavic hilltop castle on the southern tip of the Küchensee. It was on a natural hill, which is now also known as "Marienhöhe". Around 1160 the old hill fort was fortified again as a castle. It now served the Ratzeburg bishops as a court seat. It is not yet known whether the castle was continuously inhabited by the Slavs until the 12th century. The remains of the ramparts today enclose an area of around 60 mx 40 m. Due to the reconstruction of the castle in the 12th / 13th centuries In the 19th century, the extent of the former Slavic castle is difficult to understand. The Slavs mostly only had high-altitude castles in the early Slavic period. Probably the later Inselburg in Ratzeburg was the successor castle of Farchau.slawenburgen.hpage.com/schleswig-holstein.html

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    • April 8, 2021

  • Volker

    Nicely located near the mill

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    • January 31, 2022

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