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Burgschwalbach

Burgschwalbach (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis)

The castle's medieval masonry has for the most part been preserved, as it was not until about 1800 that it lost its roofs and fell into decay. The castle of the counts of Katzenelnbogen, a dynasty of important castle builders, was erected about 1370.

The symmetrical ground plan of the central castle, with its curtain wall incorporating the castle keep and forming an apex towards the castle ditch, is very unusual. The uppermost dwelling area in the residential building is spanned by massive barrel vaulting as a protection against fire and projectiles.

The slate roof of the residential buildings has been restored again over the past few years in order to protect the structure from further decay.

For viewing and dining information, in the USA dial, 011 49 6430 852.

 

 

 

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