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Château de Falkenstein (Philippsbourg) - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam
N 49° 00.292 E 007° 33.925
32U E 395082 N 5428987
Quick Description: The Falkenstein Castle is a castle from the 12th century near the municipality Philippsbourg.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 7:29:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMXY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
The castle was built in the 12th century. The construction of the tower wall at the north end of the upper castle took place from 1220 to 1230. The towers on the west side emerged in the 13th century. The upper plate of the mountain rock was split in two by a moat and a new coat in the 14th century; so created a second atrium, a second access and a second elevator.

The castle was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries for the use of firearms, inside Renaissance buildings were constructed. In the 20th century the destroyed facility was partially restored and taken care of by the Tourism Committee of the Moselle for the preservation of the remains.
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Partly ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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