Staufen Castle Ruin

Staufen Castle Ruin


Middle Ages up close in the Staufen castle ruins

North of the medieval town of Staufen in the Baden-Württemberg district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald lies the impressive ruins of Staufen Castle. After a fort was demonstrably built on the same site in Roman times, the barons of Staufen erected a hilltop castle here as their family seat at the beginning of the 12th century. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1633 during the Thirty Years’ War and acquired by the town of Staufen in 1896 for 18,000 marks. The castle ruins are suitable both for little explorers from the age of four to explore the historical sites and for hikers seeking peace and quiet who want to experience the unique view of the Rhine plain and the Vosges mountains.


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