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Castle Wasigenstein

C'est ici, dans l'étroite faille qui sépare les deux Wasigenstein, que Walther, le héros de la légende du Waltharilied, aurait livré son ultime combat contre les chevaliers lancés à sa poursuite par le roi de Worms.

The ruins of two adjacent castles dating from the middle of the 13th century, situated on a rocky outcrop separated by a deep split in the rock. Old Wasigstein is on the western rock and New Wasigstein is on the eastern. Partially destroyed during the Thirty Year's War. Still remaining: steps, carved out of the rock face in both castles with apartments, Gothic windows, water storage cisterns and the curtain wall. Made famous by the Waltharilied-saga (Walther's battle against Gunther an Hagen).

  • Pets allowed : yes
Additional information
  • Altitude : 350m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 21
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit
  • Equipment required : Walking shoes
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