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The 800-year-old medieval castle stands on a mountain spur made of slate above the village of Alken on the Moselle and is thus a type of spur castles.
During the 13th century the German imperial crown was kept here.
The castle is still privately owned, but can be visited all year round for a fee
Worth seeing: Chapel, wine cellar and dungeon with torture chamber.
August 15, 2019
The ruins of Thurant Castle (also Thurandt) stand on a broad slate spur high above the village of Alken on the Moselle. It lies in the district of Mayen-Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate) and belongs to the type of spur castles. A special feature - in addition to the location on the steep shoulder of the valley - are the vineyards on the sunny side.
July 13, 2020
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