Castle ruin

TriciaDanby

Joined March 2008

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Burg Hohenschramberg was built in 1457 to 1459 by Hans von Rechberg the forefather of the Schramberg family. The castle was built on the remains of the ruins of an earlier castle. It was built to withstand the fireweapons that were used at that time. During the next two hundred years the castle walls were reinforced several times. Despite all this, Konrad Wiederhold, the famous trial lawyer of Hohentwiel was able to capture the castle during the 20 year war. In 1648, the last additions were built by Hans Fredrich von Bissingen. During the Louis XIV war against Germany, the castle was destroyed on January 10, 1689. The remains, even though heavily damaged is the Kaeferlesturn (Tower) in the northwest, the fort (Wehrburg) and the two half round towers and the outside walls of the palace. Take note of the Family crest with the inscription 1499 of the von Rechberg Aristocracy above the northerly entrance to the fort (Wehrberg). The walls around the fort are 6 meters thick in several places and it contains many openings that were used to shoot through during the wars. The inscription above the southerly entrance to the fort tells of a fire in 1498 and the rebuilding.

Schramberg is situated in the Black Forest, Germany!

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