Burgstall Altes Schloß

Burgstall Altes Schloß

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  • Witwe Bolte

    Ground monument D-4-6233-0081
    Presumably prehistoric hilltop settlement and medieval castle stables "Old Castle".
    Source: Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation
    Presumably a medieval castle was built into an earlier section fortification. This occurs frequently in Franconian Switzerland. Ideally, part of the old wall / ditch system was used or reinforced, but this is not recognizable here. The complex has not been archaeologically examined.
    Access to the facility is best from the W (other) eg in the southeast, the access to the agriculturally used meadow. Immediately here you can see a step in the terrain, running up to the steep slope on the right and the remains of a wall on the left. The meadow area used to be part of the facility. Crossing the meadow, after a few meters in the forest, you stand on a rocky plateau in front of the still mighty moat of the castle stable. I save a more detailed description of the site, this is great and aptly on Wikipedia
    During the further inspection it is noticeable that in the entire critical southern area of the facility the former structures are difficult to interpret. A remnant of a wall about 1 m high and 30 m long between the southern rock formations could be interpreted as the remnants of a "shield wall".
    I am not convinced of a prehistoric section fortification because of the terrain. The meadow mentioned above could have been the outer bailey through which the Burgweg also led.

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    • September 13, 2018

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