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Château de Lutzelhardt
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam
N 49° 02.741 E 007° 39.334
32U E 401755 N 5433405
Quick Description: The castle Lützelhardt (French Lutzelhardt) is a medieval castle near the village Obersteinbach in Alsace.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 2/7/2014 7:49:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMK3DE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Lützelhardt castle was probably built around 1200 by the governors of Wasselnheim . The first written mention dates back to the year 1250. 1297 was the castle Bailiwick castle of the Duke of Lorraine. Nevertheless, it was in 1363 sold piecemeal to Heinrich von Fleckenstein, 1395 an entire neighborhood of the castle for 500 florins to Count Philip of Nassau- Saarbrücken. Two years later , in 1397 , the castle Lützelhardt was " fired " by the inhabitants of Strasbourg . Another part was in 1450 ceded to Wirich Puller of High Castle . In 1462 the castle was besieged day and a half from the town of White Castle and finally stormed to arrest three ignoble . 1538 finally had the entire castle will be assigned to Count Jakob von Zweibrücken - Bitsch . After the extinction of the line Bitscher the castle in 1550 fell to the Counts of Hanau- Lichtenberg. Already in 1606 the castle was designated as a ruin , it was probably destroyed in the Thirty Years' War completely . The thus rendered unusable former bailiwick of Lorraine castle then fell in 1638 to the Landgrave of Hesse -Darmstadt. Today the castle is owned by the French State. It is in the natural forest reserve Adelberg - Lutzelhardt .
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Partly ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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