A really big ruin of the former prison fortress Hohenurach. The Urach waterfall can be seen and heard from there.
There are still some rooms, cellars, dungeons and open spaces to explore and is definitely worth a detour.
The castle ruins will still be renovated in four construction phases until 2024, but only a very small part is always framed in scaffolding, which does not detract from the experience at the castle. We found it extremely beautiful and interesting.
The spiral staircases are often very small and narrow, so clothes should be worn that can get a little dirty, otherwise everything is very accessible.
July 3, 2016
As already described here, the ruin is today a very worthwhile destination and should not be missed during a visit to the Urach waterfall.
A little history:
The once proud castle Hohenurach was built in the middle of the 11th century under the then Count of Urach.
In the following centuries, the ownership changed and the castle was part of numerous conflicts, especially in the Thirty Years' War. Until 1694 a heavy lightning strike in the Powder Tower destroyed large parts of the fortress and this was finally abandoned in 1761.
In more detail: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Hohenurach
December 29, 2016
It is one of the largest, most massive and significant castles in southern Germany, and has a long and much-contested past.
Start of construction: 1025
First documentary mention: 1235
Purchase by the Earl of Württemberg: 1264
Capture of the fortress by the Swabian League: 1519
Extension to one of the seven Württemberg state fortress: 1534 - 1556
Occupied by imperial troops in the Thirty Years' War: 1635
Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg ordered the demolition of the fortress: 1765
As a state prison, the Hohenurach housed such famous prisoners as the poet Nicodemus Frischlin (1590); the Württemberg Chancellor Matthäus Enslin (1613); The beloved of Duke Eberhard Ludwig, Countess von Grävenitz (1731 - 1732); and Donato Guiseppe Frisoni, the architect of Schloss Ludwigsburg (1735)
November 11, 2018
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