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Ruine Hohengerhausen / Rusenschloss

Ruine Hohengerhausen / Rusenschloss

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    The Hohengerhausen ruin, also known as Rusenschloss, is enthroned in the forest high above Blaubeuren and is likely to date back to the eleventh century. It gives you a wonderful view of the Ach and Blautal. Unfortunately, her old age increases, which is why the castle is currently largely closed and under renovation. The view and the grotto just a few meters below are definitely worth the climb.

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    • April 1, 2020

  • The ruin Rusenschloss has officially reopened since the beginning of October 2020 and has been superbly renovated 🤩
    And impresses with a wonderful view of Blaubeuren and the Blautal 👍

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    • October 6, 2020

  • Mike described the castle correctly.
    Addition July 2020: The castle is being renovated and therefore only one path through the castle is allowed. The core castle is not to be entered. But it's worth it for the rest. You can see a lot.
    If the castle is not renovated every now and then, the last remnants that have survived will also expire. That would be a real shame.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • The upper area of the ruin (residential tower with a good view) is currently closed (July 9, 2016) due to the risk of rock falls. At the ruin there is no information about renovation measures or any duration of the closure.

    Edit (12/2016):
    Coincidentally found a current newspaper article about it. The renovation will start in 2017 and will continue until 2019. For reasons of nature conservation, work is only carried out from August to December. The whole thing will cost 3.2 million.
    Source: swp.de/ulm/lokales/alb_donau/Millionen-fuer-Rusenschloss-Ruine-13903806.html

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    • July 10, 2016

  • Most of the Rus Castle is accessible again. Only the upper areas where you have the most beautiful view of the valley are still blocked. On the way back over the bridge towards the train station, the Naturfreundehaus (naturfreunde.de/ortsgruppe/ortsgruppe-blaubeuren) Blaubeuren is a great detour. Fresh and especially homemade cakes are simply gigantic there. We were five people and everyone loved it. Directly from the or already on the way there, the Rus Castle is great to see from the valley.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • The ruin - freshly prepared - shines like new. Beautiful views as well as a cheap place to take a break can be found here.

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    • July 19, 2021

  • The Hohengerhausen Ruin, also called Rusenschloss, is the ruin of a hilltop castle at a height above the Gerhausen district of the city of Blaubeuren in the Alb-Donau district in Baden-Württemberg. The castle was built around 1080 by Count Hartmann II of Dillingen, expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries, renewed after 1282 and demolished from 1768. The counts of Helfenstein, Austria and Württemberg are named as other owners. The ruin was repaired from 1974 to 1977. The former castle complex still shows well-preserved remains of a gate tower on the north side, tower remains and remains of a donjon.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 28, 2018

  • The ruin is currently being renovated. Not everything is available at the moment. As of January 2021

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    • February 1, 2021

  • 02/14/2021 nice short winter hike to the Rusenschloß, which has been newly renovated and is therefore open to the public again, although not all work has been completed yet, it is still worth a trip here. You will be rewarded with a wonderful view of Blaubeuren, the Blautal and Achtal

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    • February 14, 2021

  • Beautifully preserved and renovated ruin with a fantastic view of Blaubeuren and some of the neighboring valleys. The partly natural caverns below the ruins are well worth a detour. Especially when the sun is shining with great light inside.

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Here is currently being redeveloped, but a large part is accessible and the view of Blaubeuren is free. A little bit next to the castle is a wonderful place to take a break - with a view of the place.

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    • August 18, 2021

  • Unfortunately, the ruin is currently not accessible due to construction work.

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Actually very nice, unfortunately closed at the moment due to renovation

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    • June 6, 2020

  • Unfortunately, the Rus Castle was closed for renovation. But I know from previous visits that a trip is worthwhile.

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    • June 25, 2020

  • We made the way from Blaubeuren to the Rusenschloß and back in spring. The trail was wet and dangerous downhill. The castle was closed, but some viewpoints were accessible.

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    • March 6, 2018

  • The renovation works will last until 2020-2021. As long as only partially recommended. The hidden cave below and the garlic cliffs reward the way up anyway!

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Very nice to look at - unfortunately currently in renovation.

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    • July 28, 2018

  • From here you have a beautiful view of the blue valley, unfortunately, it is partially closed, danger of collapse

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    • November 30, 2016

  • July 2019 still renovation

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    • July 6, 2019

  • Would be repaired in autumn 2019

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    • July 1, 2020

  • A nice panorama. The ruin is currently being restored and is largely closed.

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    • August 14, 2020

  • Around 1080 the castle was probably built by Count Hartmann II von Dillingen and further expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries. Over the centuries the owners took turns and then sold to a bricklayer in 1768.

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    • October 3, 2021

  • The ruin offers a super nice view and is highly recommended 🤩

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    • May 31, 2022

  • Very nice ruin. Still being renovated. Sign still points out.
    Even for people with a fear of heights to commit.

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    • July 30, 2022

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