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Hohenasperg

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    The fortress on the striking mountain Asperg can be seen from afar. It has been used as a prison since the beginning of the 18th century. Since 1968, it houses the prison hospital of the Baden-Wuerttemberg judiciary.

    A museum gives insights into the lives of 23 inmates from three
    Centuries and shows why they were imprisoned. The House of History Baden-Württemberg has set up the impressive exhibition at this historic location. The museum is open from April to October, from Thursday to Sunday. For the entrance you pay four euros. Further information about the museum can be found here: hdgbw.de/ausstellungen/hohenasperg.

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    • January 17, 2019

  • Thorsten

    The fortress Hohenasperg was from 1535 to 1693 an active fortress of the country Württemberg on the Asperg (also called Hohenasperg) with the city Asperg in the today's district Ludwigsburg (Baden-Wuerttemberg). It served as a prison since the beginning of the 18th century, in which many prominent political prisoners were imprisoned until 1945. Since 1968 it is enforcement hospital of the Baden-Wuerttemberg judiciary.

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    • December 28, 2016

  • 🚶HARALD M. 🚶

    "Hohenasperg - A German prison".

    This is the title of the permanent exhibition that the House of History of Baden-Württemberg has set up in the former arsenal building of the prison. Using the example of 22 prisoner biographies, the show shows how deprivation of liberty has developed as a punishment over three centuries.

    Far beyond Württemberg, the Hohenasperg was long considered the political prison par excellence. The numerous names used to characterize this place testify to it: "Demokratenbuckel", "Tränenberg", "Hausberg of the Swabian intelligentsia", "Fate mountain" or "the highest mountain of Wuerttemberg" (because you need 20 minutes to get up, but sometimes years to come down again). However, the sole view of the political prisoners, above all the Vormärz and the failed revolution of 1848, falls short for the exhibition organizers.

    more: stuttgart-tourist.de/a-museum-hohenasperg-ein-deutsches-gefaengnis

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    • July 10, 2019

  • Rika123

    The "Hohenasperg" is a mountain near Asperg in the Ludwigsburg district, Baden-Württemberg.

    The fortress "Hohenasperg" "stands" on the mountain.
    - approx. 356 m above sea level NHN
    - it is a popular destination
    - with a great panoramic view of the region
    - The fortress has been used as a prison for several centuries, today it is the seat of the Hohenasperg penal hospital and the Baden-Württemberg social therapeutic institution
    - Since 2010 the state museum "House of History Baden-Württemberg" has had the permanent exhibition "Hohenasperg - A German Prison" in the Arsenal building
    More information at:
    - asperg.de/de/kultur-freizeit/hohenasperg/geschichte
    - asperg.de/de/stadt-asperg/unsere-stadt/geschichte
    - ludwigsburg.de/start/tourismus/Festung+Hohenasperg.html
    - hdgbw.de/ausstellungen/hohenasperg

    - is located on the "Keltenweg" (bike and hiking trail)
    Further information:
    - ditzingen.de/fileadmin/Dateien/Dateien/Rad-_und_Wanderwege/Rad-WanderwegSchilderKeltenweg.pdf)
    - asperg.de/de/kultur-freizeit/historische-rundwege/keltenweg

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Thorsten

    Using the example of 22 prisoner biographies, the show presents how the deprivation of liberty has developed as a punishment over three centuries.

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    • December 28, 2016

  • G.K.

    You don't see a fortress like this every day. You also have a nice view from above.

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    • September 21, 2020

  • Rika123

    The "Hohenasperg" is a mountain near Asperg in the Ludwigsburg district, Baden-Württemberg.The fortress "Hohenasperg" "stands" on the mountain.
    - approx. 356 m above sea level NHN
    - it is a popular destination
    - with a great panoramic view of the region
    - The fortress has been used as a prison for several centuries, today it is the seat of the Hohenasperg penal hospital and the Baden-Württemberg social therapeutic institution
    - Since 2010 the state museum "House of History Baden-Württemberg" has the permanent exhibition "Hohenasperg - A German Prison" in the Arsenal building
    More information at:
    - asperg.de/de/kultur-freizeit/hohenasperg/geschichte
    - asperg.de/de/stadt-asperg/unsere-stadt/geschichte
    - ludwigsburg.de/start/tourismus/Festung+Hohenasperg.html
    - hdgbw.de/ausstellungen/hohenasperg

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    • December 2, 2020

  • Thorsten

    A place of hospitality in a historic ambience that promises not only vision, but also a good kitchen with Swabian dishes and local wines at fair and moderate prices.

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    • December 28, 2016

  • Thorsten

    The historic cannon with the stamp "1866 Ludwigsburg" was restored in 2010 ...

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    • December 28, 2016

  • 🚶HARALD M. 🚶

    The Schubart room on the Hohenaperg should not be a copy of the eagle, but a place of hospitality in a historic setting that promises not only vision, but also a good kitchen with Swabian dishes and local wines at fair and moderate prices.

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    • July 10, 2019

  • Frank

    Great view of the entire area, cultivated in non-Corona times, Schubart-Stüble with beer garden

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Chris

    Always worth a trip

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Marinka-K

    A beautiful place even in autumn and in the rain

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    • October 3, 2020

  • G.K.

    Wonderful view on all sides. Height 355.8 m above sea level.

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    • October 3, 2020

  • Wander-Hirsch

    In good weather there are views in every direction. Depending on where you are on the huge facility.

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    • November 13, 2020

  • Rika123

    The "Hohenasperg" is a mountain near Asperg in the Ludwigsburg district, Baden-Württemberg. The Hohenasprg fortress stands on it.Many cover plates of the outer wall of Hohenasperg Fortress are decorated with engravings. The engravings come from students who had to sit in the Hohenasperg fortress because of forbidden fencing fights and duels.There were set penalties: 2 months for participating in a fencing match and 3 months for participating in a duel.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • 🚶HARALD M. 🚶

    Many cover plates of the wall garden walls are decorated with engravings, similar to grave plates. This is where the students immortalized who had to sit in the Hohenasperg fortress because of forbidden fencing fights and duels.The Tübingen courts issued clearly defined penalties: two months for participating in a fencing match, three months for participating in a duel.(c) schlossspross.de/schl%C3%B6sser-burgen-kl%C3%B6ster/hohenasperg

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    • December 2, 2020

  • Siegmar Bäzner

    Wonderful view from this local mountain of the Württemberg people. Historical prison, also known as the Democrats' hump, on which many opponents of the rulers were broken. Schubart, Oppenheimer. The Nazis also imprisoned "Gypsies", Jews and socialists and other opponents here, many of whom were later exterminated elsewhere.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Winfried

    Great view 360 degrees

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    • January 3, 2021

  • Chris

    Always worth a trip, great fortress

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    • February 13, 2021

  • 🚶HARALD M. 🚶

    The Hohenasperg fortress was an active fortress of the state of Württemberg on the Asperg, also called Hohenasperg, from 1535 to 1693, near the town of Asperg in what is now the Ludwigsburg district in Baden-Württemberg. It has served as a prison since the beginning of the 18th century, in which many prominent political prisoners were also held until 1945. Since 1968 it has been a prison of the Baden-Württemberg judiciary.

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    • February 20, 2021

  • Chris

    Nice corner in the heart of the city of Asperg

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    • December 2, 2020

  • G.K.

    There are also some display boards - historically interesting.

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Mendel Hoffmann

    Great view over Asperg!
    Fantastic for sunsets

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    • February 26, 2021


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Location: Asperg, Ludwigsburg, Kraichgau-Stromberg, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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