Ruine Hohengerhausen / Rusenschloss

Ruine Hohengerhausen / Rusenschloss

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Recommended by 623 out of 642 hikers


  • Valerie

    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

  • Alex

    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.

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    • July 10, 2016

  • Achim

    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 ( 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

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    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

  • Scout Jens

    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

  • Gerold Petrul

    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

  • Henri

    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

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    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

  • Jennifer

    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

  • Speedy

    Very nice to look at - unfortunately currently in renovation.

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    • July 28, 2018

  • sRainerle

    Unfortunately, access to the ruin is currently blocked. Therefore only partially recommended. Have read a note that this is from 2013. Thus, this takes a little longer.

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    • November 21, 2016

  • timm

    July 2019 still renovation

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    • July 6, 2019

  • Manfred R.K.

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

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Thorsten B...

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

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    • June 6, 2020

  • Helke

    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

  • Nondestruktiv

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

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    • February 1, 2021

  • Norbertjud

    Great to recommend with the MTB !!!

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    • May 31, 2015

  • timm

    Would be repaired in autumn 2019

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    • July 1, 2020

  • Claudia Gmelin

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

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    • August 14, 2020

  • Realboost7

    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

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Location: Blaubeuren, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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