Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
The Stollburg castle ruins are the ruins of a hilltop castle at 442.9 meters on the 476 meter high Stollberg, Franconia's highest wine location, on the Handthal district, part of the Oberschwarzach market in the Lower Franconian district of Schweinfurt in Bavaria.The castle was probably built in the 12th century by the Lords of Stollberg, and came in 1151 as a gift from the Würzburg monastery to the Ebrach monastery.According to the thesis of the local researcher Gerhard Wagner, the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide was born around 1170 on the Stollburg.  During a feud with the Würzburg bishop Hermann von Lobdeburg, Ludwig von Stollberg was killed by Würzburg horsemen in 1236, the castle came to the Würzburg monastery in 1237 and became the seat of a Würzburg bailiff in 1303.On May 2, 1525, the castle was destroyed and burned down during the Peasant War, while the bailiff, Count von Castell, was called to Würzburg to defend the Marienberg fortress against the rebellious peasants.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgruine_Stollburg
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