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Ruine Beilstein

Ruine Beilstein

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  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    Built in the middle of the 12th century and totally destroyed between 1420 - 1455. There is a cistern and a side entrance to the former residential buildings. Some of the foundations of the residential buildings and the drawbridge have been preserved.

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    • January 26, 2018

  • Mountainbiker Volker Maus ( Coachi )

    There are only a few remains of the Beilstein castle ruins, but it was nice to admire this highlight,
    The natural and cultural monument Burgruine Beilstein is one of the smaller imperial ministerial castles. The rock castle is located about two kilometers east of Kaiserslautern on the B37 (to Hochspeyer), 313 m above sea level. NN. The ruin probably owes its name to the hatchet shape of the castle rock.
    Probably in the 12th century Duke Friedrich II. Of Swabia ("Duke Friedrich the One-Eyed") had the castle built. In 1185 it was mentioned that the castle was owned by the Ministerial Merbodo von Beilstein.
    In 1212 Merbodo von Beilstein sealed the seal together with his brother Wernher von Wartenberg as a witness in the Wilenstein renunciation, in 1234 King Heinrich VII allowed the rebuilding of the Castrum Bylenstein.Between 1420 and 1455 the castle was violently destroyed. There was no rebuilding. The ruins passed into Flörsheimer and Electoral Palatinate ownership. In 1464 a Beilsteiner was mentioned for the last time with the Hochstiftisch Speyer kitchen master Hans von Bilenstein. After the Flörsheimers died out in 1665, the castle completely became the property of the Electoral Palatinate.Around 1900 the Palatinate Beautification Association cleared part of the site and implemented security measures. However, archaeological find areas were partly destroyed as a result. At the end of the 1950s, excavations proved that a complex must have existed before it was first mentioned, the dimensions of which were apparently much larger than the part of the complex that is preserved today, which essentially consists of the masonry of the keep.Beilstein Castle has been owned by the city of Kaiserslautern since around 1990.

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    • December 14, 2020

  • Der Wandermichel

    Unfortunately, there is not much left of the castle. Only the rock still stands. But we still enjoyed it there.

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    • February 20, 2021

  • Bernd Köppe

    Is a quiet and historic place. Information about the Knight Beilstein can also be found in the Eselsbach valley. There he beheaded merchants who tried to avoid customs duties.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Nice remains of a ruin, we still had the sun and a beautiful view

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    • December 14, 2020

  • Tanja

    Small ruin in the forest near Kl. There's a pretty legend about it. Read up on Wiki

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    • December 15, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Nice place with a remnant of ruin.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Der Wandermichel

    Not much is left of the castle. It's nice there anyway.

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    • February 20, 2021

  • Michelly

    Unfortunately, there is not much left of the ruin, but still beautiful! The benches invite you to rest. A very sunny place.

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    • February 20, 2021

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