The ruin of the legendary Stolzenburg got its name only later due to its location high on a precipitously falling into the valley of the Urft rock wall at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level.
However, the knowledge of the history of the castle is rather sparse. The ruin, with a few remnants of walls, suggests that scientific research points to a medieval castle that may have been the seat of the family of "von Sötenich".
Remains of a circumferential, the shape of the rock cone adapted retaining wall, wall gates and floor plans of living spaces are still visible. The land side of the castle was protected by a wall and a ditch. The steep edges to the Urfttal gave the castle a natural protection, so that here no wall was necessary.
October 25, 2018
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