Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern…

Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, located near the village of Niederheimbach between Bingen and Bacharach. It’s part of the Rhein Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site and was first mentioned in 1271. Like neighboring Reichenstein Castle, it was managed by the lords of Hohenfels. Its residential areas are furnished with items in the neo-gothic and Biedermeier styles. The interiors are enriched by paintings owned by the Hohenzollern family, the Köth-Wanscheid family foundation, and art by Johann-Caspar Schneider, among others.

Idstein is located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis near Darmstadt…

Idstein is located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis near Darmstadt in Hessen, Central Germany. Due to its well preserved historical Altstadt (old town), it’s part of the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße (German Timber-Frame Road), connecting towns with beautiful Fachwerk buildings. Idstein had its first documentary mention in 1102 and was granted market rights in 1287 by King Rudolph of Habsburg. Besides the Hexenturm and the old Nassau castle, another sight is the town’s oldest preserved house, which was originally built in 1410.

Landscape near Kreischa in Sachsen, Eastern Germany. Kreischa is…

Landscape near Kreischa in Sachsen, Eastern Germany. Kreischa is located in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district and it directly borders the Saxon capital Dresden. It was first mentioned in 1282.

Fachwerkhaus in Hameln. Hameln is located on the river Weser in…

Fachwerkhaus in Hameln. Hameln is located on the river Weser in Niedersachsen, Northern Germany. It’s best known for the tale of “Der Rattenfänger von Hameln” (“Pied Piper” in English, but the actual translation would be “The Rat Catcher of Hameln”). Hameln started with a monastery in 851 AD. A village grew around it and it became a town by the 1100’s. The “Pied Piper” story is said to have happened in 1284 and may be based on a true event, although somewhat different from the tale. Read about the story here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Piper_of_Hamelin

Das Heidelberger Schloss is a ruin and landmark of Heidelberg in…

Das Heidelberger Schloss is a ruin and landmark of Heidelberg in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. The earliest castle structure on site was built before 1214.

GERMANY – Herborn, Hessen (HD-Video)Herborn is a historic town…

GERMANY – Herborn, Hessen (HD-Video)

Herborn is a historic town in the Lahn-Dill district in Hessen, Central Germany. Scenic attractions include half-timbered houses; it’s located on the German Timber-Frame Road. The town had its first mention in 1048 and was granted town rights in 1251 by the Counts of Nassau. In WW2, it was mostly spared by the bombers, so it still has its historical town houses. During much of the Cold War there was a small American military garrison in its Seelbach district.

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Homburg Castle is an old hill castle in Nümbrecht,…

Homburg Castle is an old hill castle in Nümbrecht, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It was first mentioned in 1276. Gottfried I of Sayn from the House of Sponheim (1247-1284) transferred his castrum Homburg to the German King Rudolf of Habsburg, in order to place it under his protection. He received the castle back as an inheritance.