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Burg Klopp, Bingen am Rhein

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3.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Klopp Castle is a castle in the town of Bingen am Rhein in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. In the nineteenth century, the bergfried (similar to a keep) from the original medieval fortified castle was restored and a new building added which houses the town's administration.HistoryThe castle stands on a hill above the town with a wide-ranging view, which may have been the site of a Roman fortification built by Nero Claudius Drusus at Bingium around 10 CE. Drusenburg or Drususburg was an early name for the castle. The hill is one of three locations where local legend says that Emperor Henry IV was imprisoned by his son in 1105 or 1106, this being the first surviving mention of a castle there.The last medieval castle on the site was built in the 13th century: possibly around 1281, possibly between 1240, when Kloppberg (Klopp Hill) is mentioned as the residence of a churchman, and 1277, the first mention of Burg Clopp. Together with Ehrenfels Castle on the opposite side of the Rhine and later the Mouse Tower, it enabled the Archbishopric of Mainz to exact tolls on river trade. In 1438 the archbishop sold the town and the castle to the cathedral chapter and the townspeople effectively controlled it. The castle was already decaying in the 16th century and was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, but was rebuilt in 1653. The French destroyed it again in 1689 in the War of the Palatine Succession, and in the final phase of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713, the Mainz forces themselves blew up what was left to prevent its use by the enemy. Early 19th-century paintings show ruined walls, one connecting the castle to the town, but the castle itself levelled.
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  • The castle stands on the hill, the site of old Roman fortification. Built in 13th century and along with castle Ehrenfels and Mouse Tower, was a toll collecting station on the river trade. Soon the ca...  read more »
  • Dinner on the terrace of Bingen with sunset at its finest. The food was tasty Guinea fowl and meat, wines, good and tempered. Very good price performance for this location. Return is required.
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  • That was a wonderful place but if you want to go all the way to the top you need to climb lots of stairs probably hard for elderly people but they can enjoy the view from street level and take a few p...  read more »
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