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Kastelburgruine

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  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The Kastelburg is the landmark of the city of Waldkirch. The lords of Schwarzenberg built the Kastelburg around 1280. The Ritterweg leads to the ruins with man-sized knight statues along the way. In 1634, the castle was destroyed by the Austrians and not rebuilt. A model of the castle before its destruction can be visited in the Elztalmuseum.

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Petra

    very well preserved castle, great views, closed in winter

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    • November 22, 2018

  • Chris🐼

    The Kastelburg is the ruin of a hill castle at 368.3 m above sea level. NHN above Waldkirch in the Baden-Württemberg district of Emmendingen. It stands on a hill 100 meters above the center of Waldkirch.

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Real Shaoran

    Very nice view of Waldkirch and the surrounding area. The history of the castle is very interesting, there is an information board at the entrance with an overview of its history.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Philipp

    Well-kept ruin. Even today on a Sunday there was hardly anything going on. The Kastelrundweg is really recommended and very varied!

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    • August 16, 2020

  • Petra

    The tower is still very well preserved, you can go up inside

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    • November 3, 2018

  • OLAF

    With 28m high, mountable tower. The ruin is free to visit all year round.

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Gigi

    The ruins of Kastelburg are enthroned on a small mountain spur high above Waldkirch. The complex consists of a small core castle, several kennels and a neck ditch that protected the castle from the ridge.

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    • February 23, 2021

  • Matthias

    Impressive castle ruins with a beautiful view of the city of Waldkirch. Very well-maintained condition. Well-preserved keep with a viewpoint

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Schwarzwaldfreude

    When the weather is nice you have a beautiful view of the Elztal and up to the Kandel.

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    • June 17, 2020

  • Martin

    Great castle still in good condition is great fun

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    • March 8, 2021

  • Schwarzwaldfreude

    Castle number four out of four on the four-castle tour! When the weather is nice you have a beautiful view of the Elztal and up to the Kandel.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Tobias

    Nice hikes, even with small children, to the great knight's castle

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Elocin2015

    Great castle ruins above the Waldkirch train station with a great view of the city and the Kandel.

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    • July 18, 2021

  • Schwarzwaldfreude

    Castle number four out of four on the four-castle tour! When the weather is nice you have a beautiful view of the Elztal and up to the Kandel.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Edu

    One of my personal highlights

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    • January 18, 2021

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Location: Waldkirch, Emmendingen, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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