Ehrenstein Castle Ruin

Ehrenstein Castle Ruin


Residence of the Counts of Schwarzburg

Even from afar, it impresses with its location and architectural form: the Ehrenstein castle ruins, which lie above the community of the same name between Weimar and Rudolstadt in Thuringia. It was the official residence of the Counts of Schwarzburg for a long time before the successive owners abandoned Ehrenstein Castle at the end of the 17th century. It was first mentioned in 1349 as “hus zcu dem erinstein”. It was probably built during this period by Günther XXI, who was elected German king as a candidate of the Wittelsbach dynasty in January 1349. Currently, the Ehrenstein castle ruins are partially closed to visitors for safety reasons. Once the security measures have been completed, it will be freely accessible again.


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