Thursday, April 26, 2012

Steinsberg Castle


Somehow, I completely forgot to post about this castle last month.  We stopped by Steinsberg Castle on our way home from Burg Hohenzollern during questionable weather, but despite the rain clouds, it was charming.  To access the inner areas, you have to climb a spiral staircase.  There is an adorable little restaurant inside, and the tower can be climbed for a 50 cent donation.










Wikipedia says:  "The castle was first mentioned in the year 1109. In the thirteenth century the owners of the castle were the Counts of Oettingen. Later the castle became home to the Counts palatine of the Rhein. In 1517 the castle was purchased by the Lords of Venningen. Shortly after this purchase the castle was burnt down during the Peasants' revolt. The rebellious peasants had to pay 5000 Gulden for the rebuilding of the castle. After heavy damage in 1777 by a strike of lightning the castle was left in disrepair. Since 1973 the castle has been owned by the Sinsheim council, who had large parts of the castle restored. The keep, the moat and the towers may still be viewed today."

5 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, i love castles!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I counted the other day and realized we've been to 16 castles! It's hard to believe.

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  2. OK, how cool is that removable brick? It's like - are we going to find Ben Franklin's biofocals in there?! (National Treasure - kind of a guilty pleasure movie for me, hehehe) AND you coat is dang cute!

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    1. That's kind of what we were hoping for...lol. And thanks!

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  3. ok, this is seriously COOL. I love these shots!

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