Ronneburg Castle

Ronneburg Castle


Historic fortress of the Hohenstaufen dynasty

When the Staufian kings built several fortresses in the imperial Wetterau region at the beginning of the 13th century, Ronneburg Castle played a special role. Built on a steep basalt spur of the southern Vogelsberg, it was intended to protect the trade routes in the Maine plain and the Wetterau. After Ronneburg Castle became the property of the princely house of Ysenburg and Büdingen in the 15th century, it was extensively repaired in the 16th century. Since this state of repair, including elaborate paintings, has been preserved almost in its original state, Ronneburg Castle is considered one of the most important castles in Hesse. Today, it is maintained by a support association that runs the castle museum and organises cultural events.


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