Ehrenberg Castle Ruins

Built in 1296, Ehrenberg Castle offers everything you would expect from a medieval castle, defensive walls, tall towers and a lot of history. The gothic castle complex was home to emperors and kings, princes and tzars.

True history was written here. Take a listen between the walls, you can hear the voices of the past on the whisper of the mountain breeze, and dream of long times past.

The History
Where history is silent, the legend begins. As for long as the castle existed, it was reconstructed, so that building traces of about half a millennium can be found here. For a long period of time, Ehrenberg could lead a peaceful existence.

This changed with the outbreak of the religious wars. Ehrenberg was in the center of wartime battles several times. In 1546, the Protestant Schmalkalden occupied the fortress. In 1552, it was taken by the Elector Moritz of Saxony.

In 1632 the Swedes stopped in front of its walls. In 1703, Ehrenberg fell into the hands of the Bavarians during the War of the Spanish Succession. From 1716 to 1717, Ehrenberg became the exile of Russian Tsarevich Alexei, who fled from his father, Tsar Peter the Great. Even in the Napoleonic Wars, it played a role.

Beginning in 1971, Fridolin Schennach from Reutte took over the condemned ruin and initiated a rescue operation with numerous other idealists.

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