Burgruine Blankenstein

Burgruine Blankenstein

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  • Stefan Rüger

    The castle was owned by the Lords of Merenberg. Burgmann was Ernst von Rodheim, whom the von Nordeck and von Biedenfeld drove out of the castle with the support of the Archbishop of Mainz. The castle was then taken in 1248 by Countess Sophie von Hessen (Sophie von Brabant), as it was in the hands of her opponents. In addition to other castles in the area (Hollende, Hohenfels), it was also destroyed in order to secure the Hessian heritage for her underage son Heinrich. From 1255 the landgravine had the castle rebuilt. Then it was lent to Gottfried von Rotenstein and Senand von Buseck.

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Tanja 🦎

    Great rest area. There are benches with table and the children can play. If you are early enough, you will find plenty of chestnuts. Below the ruins there are two small caves.

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    • October 27, 2019

  • Fabi78

    Easily accessible ruin. Also ideal for a short break on the way. Definitely make a detour to "Hinterland Switzerland". It is only a few minutes' walk away.

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    • April 13, 2021

  • Madze

    Nice resting place and adventure romance

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    • May 25, 2021

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Location: Gladenbach, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen District, Hesse, Germany


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