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The Lower Castle is located in Beilstein in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg. It is located halfway between the village and Hohenbeilstein Castle. The lower castle dates back to a court yard built in the 16th century, in whose place 1906 to 1908 after plans of Albert Benz a villa for the manufacturer Robert Vollmöller originated. The Lower Castle is since 1957 as a house of the children's church conference center of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg, which is since 1959 owner of the building.Hohenbeilstein is a hilltop castle on a hill above the town of Beilstein on the southern edge of the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg. Its origins date back to the 11th century; the oldest parts still visible today are from the 13th century. The castle today consists of the so-called "Langhans", a 28 meter high, pentagonal keep, which can be climbed as a lookout tower, a 2.5 meter thick shield wall and several outbuildings in the area of the outer bailey, which today are used as falconry and restaurant. The original Palas is not preserved, the present restaurant building is a building of Albert Benz.Swell:
August 6, 2019
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