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Burgruine Hohenburg/F

Castle · WANDERarena Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen
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Castle ruin Hohenbourg/F

Hohenburg castle is situated on the Schlossberg at a height of 550 metres, directly at the German-French border. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century by the house Puller of Hohenburg. Through succession the castle went into the property of the house of Sickingen. At the beginning of the 16th century the Sickinger fortified Hohenbourg castle with a large battery tower. In 1523, the castle was destroyed in the feud of Sickingen, however the castle was reconstructed in renaissance style between 1547 and 1578. Like many other fortifications the complex was destroyed by the French in 1680 and has remained a ruin ever since. A gate leading to the main building decorated with lavish renaissance sculptures is particularly well preserved.

These Premium-Trails lead to the castle:
Franco-German Castle Trail (Deutsch-Französischer Burgenweg)
Rockland Legend Trail (Felsenland Sagenweg)

Castle ruin Hohenbourg/F

Hohenburg castle is situated on the Schlossberg at a height of 550 metres, directly at the German-French border. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century by the house Puller of Hohenburg. Through succession the castle went into the property of the house of Sickingen. At the beginning of the 16th century the Sickinger fortified Hohenbourg castle with a large battery tower. In 1523, the castle was destroyed in the feud of Sickingen, however the castle was reconstructed in renaissance style between 1547 and 1578. Like many other fortifications the complex was destroyed by the French in 1680 and has remained a ruin ever since. A gate leading to the main building decorated with lavish renaissance sculptures is particularly well preserved.

These Premium-Trails lead to the castle:
Franco-German Castle Trail (Deutsch-Französischer Burgenweg)
Rockland Legend Trail (Felsenland Sagenweg)

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Die Burgruine Hohenburg ist ganzjährlich zugänglich.

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
32.8 km
15:00 h
1381 m
1381 m
7 km
3:30 h
314 m
314 m
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Burgruine Hohenburg/F

Schulstr. 29 
66994 Dahn
Phone 0049 6391 9196222 Fax 0049 6391 91960222

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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Dahner Felsenland

Deutsch-französischer Burgenweg

May 08, 2013
difficult
32.8 km
15:00 h
1381 m
1381 m
The German-French Castle Trail begins in the idyllic resort of Schönau. Sporty is the rise to the bizarre key rock. Past the rock face Langer Fels ...
21
from Jacques Noll,   Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Dahner Felsenland

Grenzgängerweg

May 14, 2013
moderate
7 km
3:30 h
314 m
314 m
The approx. 7 km long German-French circular hiking trail is an exciting hiking tour across the border between Germany and France. At the ...
2
from Jacques Noll,   Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · WANDERarena Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen

Felsen- und Burgenwanderung im Pfälzerwald mit traumhaften Aussichten

May 17, 2018
moderate
14.9 km
4:30 h
630 m
630 m
Bei dieser Tour handelt es sich um ein wahres Feuerwerk an eindrucksvollen Erlebnissen, bei der sich historische Burgen und Aussichtsfelsen im ...
15
from Lars Reichenberg,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
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