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Falkenburg - Wilgartswiesen/Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam
N 49° 12.337 E 007° 51.605
32U E 416968 N 5450938
Quick Description: The ruin of Falkenburg is above Wilgartswiesen in the Palatinate Forest.
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 7:57:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMK78J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
The first mention of the castle in 1246, with the construction of the castle as with many castles in the area may have already taken place earlier. 44 years later, in 1290, a Werner von Falkenburg was mentioned. From 1300 to 1313 the Falkenburg to Frederick IV was pledged by Leiningen, in 1317 she was again, by the Emperor Louis of Bavaria, pawned, this time to the Count Palatine of the Rhine Rudolf II and Ruprecht I. 1375 was V. Emich of Leiningen owner of the castle. The Falkenburg, which was measured in 1427, though survived the German Peasants' War, was occupied in 1632 but until 1648 it could be returned to its owner. It was blown up by French troops in 1680.
Headquartered here leiningische Office Falkenburg managed the entire Franken pasture. It was moved to the destruction of the castle by Wilgartswiesen.
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Partly ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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