Ruine Hohenurach

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Recommended by 183 out of 187 hikers


  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    Fantastic view down to Bad Urach and surroundings

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    • 14/08/2016

  • Alex

    As already described, today the ruin is a very worthwhile excursion 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 into the Powder Tower destroyed large parts of the fortress and this was finally abandoned in 1761.
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    • 29/12/2016

  • Heinz

    The steep ascent to the ruins is rewarded with a fantastic view down to Bad Urach and surroundings. A visit is always worthwhile.

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    • 01/03/2017

  • Sam

    The climb is quite steep and exhausting, but above you are rewarded by the view

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    • 18/06/2017

  • *M* Webb`ster

    If you like ruins, you can explore one or two small "something".
    A few hallways, stairs that go in small rooms are still available. One or the other hiker you meet of course up there and with me, with inclusive school excursion class :-)

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    • 25/06/2015

  • Klaus-Peter

    Great view. Many secret passages and rooms. Sitting on old walls and resting on sunny meadows.

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    • 01/11/2016

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    This ruin was not only a fortress, it was also a prison, today you have a great view, atmosphere

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    • 02/12/2016

  • Reini

    The great views and cozy benches worth the steep climb

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    • 23/03/2017

  • Harald

    Interesting castle ruins and beautiful views of Bad Urbach

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    • 12/08/2017

  • Franzy

    A really large ruins of the former prison fortress Hohenurach. The views in Aracher Wasserfall can be seen and heard from there.
    There are still some rooms, cellars, dungeons and open spaces to explore and is worth a visit in any case.
    Until 2024, the castle ruins will be redeveloped in 4 stages, but it is only a very small part enclosed in scaffolding, which does not detract from the experience at the castle. We found it very nice and interesting.
    The spiral staircases are often very small and narrow, so clothes should be worn that can get a bit dirty, otherwise everything is very accessible.

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    • 03/07/2016

  • Baste

    Very well-preserved castle ruins, which still has many small passages especially for children to discover

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    • 07/01/2018

  • Baste

    Very well-preserved castle ruins, which holds especially for the little ones, a lot of small passages to discover

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    • 07/01/2018

  • Thaoden

    Excellent view of Bad Urach and the round mountain.
    Some rooms are well preserved and can be used for overnight stays.

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    • 11/11/2018

  • Baste

    Very well preserved castle ruin, which holds many aisles and vaults ready for the little ones to discover

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    • 07/01/2018

  • Jennifer

    ATTENTION! Construction works always Mon-Thu from April 2018 - unbrkammt.It's really worth it! The climb is a bit steep but the great view, the spooky cellar and the romantic flair rewards everything.

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    • 18/05/2018

  • david

    Far from noise and bustle a place to lie in the sun and to look in the blue sky.
    Pure relaxation.

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    • 18/06/2018

  • anja&nico

    Great and well-preserved ruin

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    • 29/09/2018

  • Firefucker

    Here is a very great ruin, with a wonderful all-round view and several grills where you can grill something comfortable! The view is unique.
    The climb definitely requires a few drops of sweat.

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    • 04/10/2018

  • Jan

    I've been coming here regularly for over 20 years. Now I was here at night too. This is a completely different experience. Really great. Highly recommended.

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    • 01/11/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Ruine Hohenurach’

Location: around Bad Urach, Reutlingen, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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