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Burg Saaleck

Burg Saaleck

Bike Touring Highlight

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Recommended by 74 out of 79 cyclists

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Saale-Ilm-Platten bei Bad Kösen

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  • meisterwerk

    Saaleck Castle is the older of the two castles. It was built around 1050 as a border castle to protect a trade route. It has been uninhabited and derelict since 1585.

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Marty C

    Little sister of Rudelsburg. Accessible via a 700m long dirt road.

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    • September 27, 2017

  • Joern

    A very nice destination even if the climb was very sweaty with the bike.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • Mapf

    The castle lies on a roof-shaped, west-projecting Muschelkalkrücken immediately south of the village Saaleck to about 172 m above sea level. NN. The characteristic image of the castle is formed by the two widely visible circular keeps, whose wall thickness is about two meters and each of almost 23 meters high (Wikipedia).

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    • May 11, 2019

  • RadlerJan

    The castle complex is worth seeing, but the approach is easier.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Saaleck

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    • November 4, 2020

  • radlerjuergen

    Saaleck Castle was built by the Margraves of Meissen.
    He had the castle as a fief and the right to exercise jurisdiction and collect tithes. The castle changed hands many times before the Reformation.
    Then the castle began to fall into disrepair. The abandoned castle served the farmers in the area as a quarry, only the two round towers remained.
    It was first mentioned in 1140, issued by the Naumburg bishop Udo I. On October 3, 1819, the first history association was founded here. A diorama shows wild horse hunters in the Saale valley 15,000 years ago. New special exhibitions are presented every year.

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    • September 7, 2021

  • Mikesan

    Saaleck Castle is located on a single mountain below the sister castle Rudelsburg in the Saale valley. The complex, which dates back to the 12th century, was relatively small due to the lack of space and in the 16th century consisted of two round towers, between which buildings were probably still located. A gate kennel, the gate, the curtain wall, parts of a building and the two impressive and high keep have been preserved to this day. The towers have a diameter of ten meters and two meters thick walls. One of the two can be walked on and provides a far-reaching view of the valley and Rudelsburg Castle. Inside is a museum.

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    • January 8, 2022

  • Mapf

    From the castle you have a magnificent view of the Saale valley.

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    • May 11, 2019

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  • Easy
    00:37
    5.28 mi
    8.6 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:05
    9.00 mi
    8.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:07
    20.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
  • Intermediate
    00:51
    5.65 mi
    6.7 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
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    02:22
    22.4 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
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    03:01
    23.2 mi
    7.7 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
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Location: Naumburg (Saale), Burgenlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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