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Ehrenburg

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The wildly romantic castle of the Ehrenberg Knights, with its unsophisticated beauty, offers a wealth of charms: neither the small nor the big guests of the castle can escape the defiant defenses of their towering towers, the romanticism of their picturesque corners, the magic of their gradual awakening from the slumber. We follow the commandment of knightly hospitality and invite you to come, stay and enjoy!
History of the Ehrenburg In 1161 Emperor Frederick I ("Barbarossa") settles a dispute over the possession of the castle between the Archbishop of Trier and the Count Palatine of the Rhine. This circumstance owes the Ehrenburg her first documentary mention. In 1331, the Waldeck, Schöneck, Eltz and Ehrenberg houses join forces to form the "Eltzer feud" against Archbishop Balduin von Trier. Four years later, the fighters committed themselves to peace in the "Eltzer Sühne"; the feudal letter of Frederick I is renewed. In 1397 the last Ehrenberger is in feud with the citizens of Koblenz and destroys more than 200 houses there. A year later, the Ehrenburg goes in succession to Johann von Schönberg. In 1426 Kuno III. Pyrmont, 1526 to Philip of Eltz, 1561 to the gentlemen Quadt of Landskron and 1621 to the House of Hoensbroich. In the course of the Thirty Years' War, the Spaniards occupy the castle from 1640 to 1651. In 1668, the Ehrenburg becomes the property of Freiherr von Clodt. On 1 November 1688, French soldiers under Louis XIV occupy the castle during the Palatinate War of Succession and blow up large parts of the castle on 30 April 1689. Only the chapel remains completely untouched and is abandoned only a century later. In 1798 the castle became the property of Baron vom Stein. After the extinction of the family von Stein the Ehrenburg came in 1831 in the possession of their heirs, the counts in Kielmansegg, in 1867 the counts of the Gröben and in 1924 the counts of Kanitz and 1991 in private ownership. Since 1992, the honorary castle by the non-profit circle of friends Ehrenburg e.V. from private means preserved, restored and rebuilt.

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Öffnungszeiten Frühlingsanfang bis Allerheiligen: montags - samstags 10 - 18 Uhr sonn- und feiertags 11 - 18 Uhr Festgastronomie und Hotel sind ganzjährig geöffnet.

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Graded long-distance hiking trail
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
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Ehrenburg

56332 Brodenbach
Phone +49 2605 3077 Fax +49 2605 3079

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Graded long-distance hiking trail · Hunsrueck

Saar-Hunsrück-Steig Gesamtstrecke RLP Trier - Boppard

Graded long-distance hiking trail Weitsicht bei Morbach-Hoxel
2016-09-08
medium
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
by Hunsrueck-Touristik GmbH,  Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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