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.
April 1, 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.
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.
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.
February 11, 2018
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.
February 28, 2018
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.
July 21, 2020
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
February 14, 2021
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