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Hohengeroldseck Castle

Hohengeroldseck Castle

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Location: Seelbach
Suitable for prams: no

The Hohengeroldseck castle ruins are located in Seelbach in the district of Schönberg. The small but fine themed trail "Geroldsecker Castle Path’ with stations for children all about the life of knights in the castle make the ascent entertaining.

Founded in 1260 on the porphyry rock of Schönberg above the pass road between Lahr and the Kinzig valley, from then on ancestral seat of the Lords of Geroldseck.

Replaced after 1594 by the early baroque residence Schloss Dautenstein.

Destroyed by French troops in 1688, from then on ruin.