Burgruine Nordeck

Burgruine Nordeck

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  • Söhni 🏃

    A break in the castle courtyard is not possible, but benches and tables invite the visitor to take a rest with a view of the fortified tower of the Nordeck ruins.

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Wolly

    The castle ruins are located in the Frankenwald Nature Park, at about 450 m above sea level. NN on a mountain spur projecting westwards in the Stadtsteinacher forest, about two kilometers north-northeast of the city Stadtsteinach. It stands directly above the solitude Mittelhammer in the valley of the lower Steinach.
    Nearby are other former medieval castles, slightly higher on the same spur is a mound and an unknown castle stables. Immediately to the southwest, on the opposite side of the valley Steinach, is located on the so-called pulpit, a mountain spur projecting to the east, another castle stable. About 800 meters southwest is the ringwall Green Bürg or Green Castle, a presumably early medieval fortification. In the Steinachtal up, south of the village Wildenstein, is the stables Wildenstein on a projecting into the valley Felsriegel.
    The former Nordeck Castle was built around 1100 by the Counts of Henneberg. Together with Steinach, today's Stadtsteinach, Bishop Eberhard II of Bamberg acquired the castle in 1151. In 1438 the castle was destroyed in the guerilla war of the Waldenfelser against the bishop of Bamberg (see also Waldenfelser feud). It was rebuilt in the middle of the 15th century. The robber baron Thomas von Absberg hid abducted prisoners there. Until the beginning of the 16th century, the castle was the seat of episcopal ministers. It was again destroyed and abandoned in 1525 in the Peasants' War.

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    • May 17, 2015

  • Frankenwald

    The castle ruin Nordeck lies hidden on a rock in the Steinachtal and was very nicely renovated by the Bavarian State Forests. You can visit the complex, worth seeing is especially the tower.

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    • February 18, 2019

  • Erra

    The castle is a nice place for a rest. However, if you connect castle with a view, we will be disappointed, tall trees block the view.

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    • June 1, 2019

  • ampfortas

    A wonderful place to take a break in the castle courtyard

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    • May 18, 2020

  • Zieselwiesel

    Although not many remains can be seen, I find the castle ruins, due to the impressive wall thickness, as a worthwhile destination. Do not forget your snack. Table group invites you to.

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    • October 5, 2019

  • Jan

    Idyllic village with a great view up through the open tower.

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Stephanie

    Castle ruins with a wonderful view of the valley.

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    • May 12, 2020

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Location: Stadtsteinach, Kulmbach, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation390 m

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