By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam
N 49° 02.698 E 007° 46.315
32U E 410256 N 5433180
Quick Description: The Fleckenstein, is a medieval castle rock in Northern Alsace (France) near the border of Rhineland-Palatinate. She gave as an ancestral castle of the noble family of Fleckenstein the name.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 11:42:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMJX9X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Fleckenstein, is a medieval castle rock in Northern Alsace (France) near the border of Rhineland-Palatinate. She gave as an ancestral castle of the noble family of Fleckenstein the name.

The historical data for Fleckenstein castle are quite poor . 1174 was one of Gottfried Fleckenstein , who belonged to a family of Reichsministerialen , first mentioned and thus indirectly the castle. A capital which was found in the castle ruins, however, dates from the early 12th Century , so that it is clear that the castle was built later than that time , more than 50 years before the first mention . At the time of its construction the castle was on a road that linked the imperial palaces of the Hohenstaufen in Haguenau and Kaiserslautern , and therefore came to Castle Fleckenstein strategic importance .
1276 besieged King Rudolf of Habsburg Heinrich von Fleckenstein, to free the jailed by this Friedrich von Bolanden , the Bishop of Speyer , although it is not known whether the siege of the castle Fleckenstein or another castle this widely ramified and influential in the Middle Ages Family concerned . Similarly important was the Ministerialengeschlecht of Dahn , which had its headquarters , 15 km north . His castle Altdahn was destroyed in 1363 for the first time in the course of a feud with the stain Steinem . 1407 and 1441 are construction testifies on Fleckenstein, whose events are not mentioned. Presumably it was to create comfortable living conditions by expansion .
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Castles
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Maisi2 visited Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France 4/16/2017 Maisi2 visited it
xtqx1 visited Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France 6/5/2015 xtqx1 visited it
Epiméthée visited Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France 4/11/2015 Epiméthée visited it
09Naturel visited Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France 5/22/2014 09Naturel visited it
ballbreaker67 visited Château du Fleckenstein - Alsace, France 4/19/2014 ballbreaker67 visited it

View all visits/logs