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Gotthardsruine

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  • Striezel

    The three-aisled pillar basilica standing on this hill has a very eventful history. According to the monastery tradition, the Frankish Gaugraf Ruthard built a castle here in the 8th century, and in 1138 a chapel dedicated to St. Godehard of Hildesheim was added.

    More information and bookings for guided tours: amorbach.de/index.php?c=hcpg&p=281

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Konrad B🍀

    You have a stunning view from the top of the tower at Amorbach u Weilbach.
    It is also interesting that the boundaries of the municipalities of Amorbach and Weilbach run right through the middle of the ruin, so that restoration work is shared between the two locations.

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    • March 17, 2020

  • Matze 🆓

    Great view over several valleys (from the tower).

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    • December 31, 2017

  • Christian

    Above the tower you have a great view over Amorbach and over to Engelberg Monastery. The climb up the stairs to the tower is a bit difficult because it is narrow and sometimes dark. There are only two alternative options for oncoming traffic. 😀

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    • July 15, 2019

  • Christoph Reichert

    Great location for a great event. Mullet event on the last weekend of the year. Thanks to the organizers "The Weilbacher Froesch", CGW Weilbach

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    • December 30, 2018

  • Albert

    If you visit the Gotthard ruin, you should definitely visit the lookout tower. The ascent through the narrow staircase is rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view.

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    • April 10, 2019

  • Doran De Gersem

    Very nice view and climb.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Steven

    Great view from the tower and a very interesting story to read on the spot.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Matze 🆓

    That is one of the most beautiful views in the Odenwald, in my opinion.

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    • March 30, 2020

  • Leo Sausemaus

    From the interior of the Gotthard ruin, 88 steps turn left to the tower of the Gotthard ruin. From up there you have a wonderful view of 7 surrounding valleys ... the so-called "7-valley view". U.a. you can also see Engelberg Abbey above Großheubach. You should be particularly careful when descending the stairs, as some steps are in the "dark" due to the incidence of light that is not always available.

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    • September 19, 2020

  • Silke Müller

    The three-aisled basilica, the Gotthard ruins, stands on a hilltop (formerly called Frankenberg) north of Amorbach.
    According to tradition, the Franconian Count Ruthard is said to have built a castle here in the 8th century, and a chapel was added in 1138, which is dedicated to St. Godehard of Hildesheim.
    In 1525, during the Peasants' War, the monastery was reduced to rubble. It was rebuilt in 1629/1630, but burned down completely after a lightning strike in 1714.
    To protect the ruin from further deterioration, it was given a roof in 1956.
    To the north, numerous steps lead up in the stair tower. The ascent is a bit difficult as it is sometimes very dark and the steps are very narrow. However, you will be rewarded and have a great view in all directions. Cell phone flashlight was very helpful when climbing up and down the stair tower.

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    • March 7, 2021

  • Natali ☀️

    Great view of the adjacent valleys and villages

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Christian

    Nice view of the region in good weather

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Hardi

    Just great location with a very interesting history

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Stefan

    The climb is worth it. The view is fantastic. Free entry. Stairwell is something dark flashlight or cell phone lamp helps.

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    • April 8, 2020

  • Michael🧙‍♂️

    Frankenberg Castle was once enthroned high up on the Gotthardsberg near Amorbach.The early medieval hilltop castle was enthroned until around 1168 at the place where a monastery ruin can be found today. The castle is named after the Gotthardsberg, which was formerly called Frankenberg.According to tradition, the Franconian Count Ruthard had the "Castrum Frankenberg" built on the mountain. In 1138 a chapel was added to the fortress, which was consecrated to Saint Godehard von Hildesheim. Thereupon the mountain was given the name "Gotthardsberg". Around 1168, Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa ordered the castle to be destroyed. In addition, at his behest, it was not allowed to be rebuilt.At the beginning of the 13th century, a Cistercian monastery was built on the site of the former castle, which existed until a fire in the course of the Peasants' War in 1525. Today there is still a well-preserved ruin on the mountain.Only remnants of a cellar building have been preserved from the former castle complex. In the course of excavations in 2010 and 2012, wall remains and small finds were secured.
    (nibelungenland.net/Media/Attraktionen/Gotthardsruine)

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Stefan Rudorfer

    From the tower of the Gotthard ruins you have a fantastic view of Amorbach and from the other side over Weilbach to Großheubach.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Ondschi

    nice view from up there

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    • October 16, 2021

  • Björn

    In fact, this was one of my highlights on the Nibelungensteig. Great ruin with a freely accessible tower and a magnificent 360 view.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Christian

    Above the tower you have a great view over Amorbach and over to Engelberg Monastery. The climb up the stairs to the tower is a bit difficult because it is narrow and sometimes dark. There are only two alternative options for oncoming traffic.

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    • September 21, 2020

  • Christian

    Above the tower you have a great view over Amorbach and over to Engelberg Monastery. The climb up the stairs to the tower is a bit difficult because it is narrow and sometimes dark. There are only two alternative options for oncoming traffic. 😀

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    • November 2, 2020

  • Stefan

    Well preserved ruin. With an observation tower and a perfect view of Amorbach and the surrounding area

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    • November 5, 2020

  • Benedikt

    The Gottharts ruin is just plain enchanting. It is worth daring the narrow stairway to the tower. The view above is awesome.

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    • March 12, 2021

  • Herbert Picker

    As already described several times, the ascent and descent in the tower is a bit difficult but highly recommended when there is little activity - the view is worthwhile!

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    • April 20, 2021


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