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Ruine Königsburg (HWN 41)

Ruine Königsburg (HWN 41)

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  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    The ruins of the royal castle are a first-class destination. High above Königshütte you have a splendid view of the Hochharz. The relatively small castle ruin is also home to stamp point 41 of the Harz hiking pin. It is also part of the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg.

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    • July 10, 2016

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    Above the confluence of the cold and warm Bode stretches the most historically significant place in the Harz - the royal court on Bodfeld.
    Here were the German emperors and kings, such as Emperor Otto I, Emperor Otto II or Emperor Henry III. from the year 916-1056.
    Not only as an attraction, the ruin Königsburg is a must for every Harzerlauber. Whether hikers, walkers or "stampers" of the Harzer hiking nobility, all are after a short climb with an unforgettable, royal view of the entire panorama of the Harz National Park with the Brocken,
    rewarded with Hohnekopf and strawberry head, large and small Winterberg and Wurmberg.
    Source: oberharzinfo.de

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    • December 14, 2018

  • NeverGiveUp

    Very steep but short way up to the ruin. It's fun and the way is worth it. Once at the top, there is a great view of the valley, a bench and the stamp box of the Harz hiking pin, in addition to the ruins.

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    • November 9, 2021

  • NeverGiveUp

    The ruins of the Königsburg are on the way to the Harzer Hexenstieg. From here you have a magnificent view of the valley. The ruin itself is quite small. The ascent is narrow and relatively steep. Nothing for prams.

    stamp hunter:
    Here is the stamp office 41 of the Harzer hiking nobility. You can also put a stamp in the Harzer Hexenstieg booklet and in the Götheheft booklet.

    A great place for a break with a great view.

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    • February 16, 2021

  • Alwin

    Last remnants of the castle plant and a super view on the Brocken and the Wurmberg

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Markus M.

    A climb is worthwhile in any case

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    • December 15, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Stamp office of the HWN on the route from Hexenstieg

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    • December 23, 2017

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The royal castle is located on the outskirts of Königshütte direction Tanne, slightly elevated on a hill.

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Wanderkönigin mit höherem Ziel

    The view is fantastic.
    The way up is moderately steep but very bumpy (attention, roots!).

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Christoph 🦊

    A great excursion destination, benches invite you to take a break and a great photo opportunity in every season

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    • November 13, 2021

  • Manuuu

    A ruin with royal panoramic view
    Above the confluence of the cold and warm Bode stretches the most historically significant place in the Harz - the royal court on Bodfeld.
    Here were the German emperors and kings, such as Emperor Otto I, Emperor Otto II or Emperor Henry III. from the year 916-1056.
    Not only as an attraction, the ruin Königsburg is a must for every Harzerlauber. Whether hikers, walkers or "stampers" of the Harzer hiking nobility, all are after a short climb with an unforgettable, royal view of the entire panorama of the Harz National Park with the Brocken,
    rewarded with Hohnekopf and strawberry head, large and small Winterberg and Wurmberg.

    The original royal court was then bought in 1312 by Bishop Albrecht I for Halberstadt Abbey by the knight Heneke von Bodfeld. He had the Jagdhof rebuilt into a stronghold. From the old hunting lodge remained only the ring walls and the wall. The result was a Romanesque style stone building with a tower, a permanent kennel, vaults and ditches. In memory of the kings, who once stayed on Bodfeld, he called his possession the castle to the royal court in Bodfeld.
    In 1551, when the ironworks below in the valley opposite the royal castle of Count Wolfgang von Wernigerode was built, the quarrying stones were brought from the already dilapidated royal court into the valley for the construction of this hut.
    From this year the hut and the associated houses were named as a reminder of the former royal court - "village royal court".
    The today's name "ruin king castle" became common starting from the year 1709.

    Source: oberharzinfo.de/ausflugsziele/schloesser-burgen-ruinen/ruine-koenigsburg.html

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Ennio

    Experience HISTORY, this is the place to go

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    • November 4, 2018

  • Lothar R. outdoor

    The ascent to the ruin is definitely worth it. There is not much about the castle. Read the information on the board, interesting information about the castle. For friends of the Harzerwandernadel, here is also the stamp box. Maybe another tip, in about 70 meters distance is in my opinion a further highlight, the source. And if you are already at the castle anyway, you should not miss this place.

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Carola K.

    Here there is a stamp office for the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Ilona

    small castle ruins, stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • November 15, 2019

  • Jan G®️te

    The castle ruins make it even more impressive to see what it must have looked like in the past.
    After a more or less strenuous ascent you can relax in the green and enjoy the view over the valley.

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    • December 1, 2016

  • tberghaus

    Beautiful ruin with stunning views

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    Above Königshütte rises the ruin of the royal castle. Here you can sit and enjoy the view of the high mountains nearby. From the castle you will find only a few remains. There is a stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility and the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg leads you here.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • February 26, 2018

  • Korngiebel

    Paths of German Emperors and Kings of the Middle Ages in the Harz

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    • August 15, 2018

  • MOF

    Pretty little ruin with nice view. But take care of your dogs - some people think, he / she would have to lighten behind a wall ... So there is a lot to find for dogs.

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    • July 15, 2019

  • Stiggrphone

    Beautiful ruin that is still well preserved and represents a beautiful motif. In addition, there is a stamp office for the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • January 21, 2019

  • Michael 🐕

    After a short climb, there is a beautiful view

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    • February 24, 2019

  • DaTo

    Not much is left of the castle, but it's still worth a visit.

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    • August 30, 2021


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