Hanstein Castle (Burgruine Hanstein), Bornhagen

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Hanstein Castle is a ruined castle in Central Germany near Bornhagen in the Eichsfeld, situated above the river Werra in Thuringia. The name of the nobles von Hansteins, most notable Fritz Huschke von Hanstein, derived from the castle.HistoryAccording to the cronicles of Corvey Abbey a haanstedihus was given to one Eilhard between 826 and 853. The chronicler Lambert of Hersfeld mentioned the destruction of Burg Hanenstein, then in possession of Saxon Count Otto von Northeim, by King Henry IV in 1070. The castle was inherited by the House of Welf and in 1203 it was in the possession of Count Palatine Henry V, then of his brother Emperor Otto IV, who in 1209 granted it to the Archbishopric of Mainz.In 1308, Heinrich and Lippold von Hanstein with the permission of Bishop Peter of Aspelt began to re-build the whole of the castle. The walls and gates destroyed during the Thirty Years' War were re-built between 1655 and 1658. In 1840, the building of a new hall for family conferences was being finished.
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  • The ruins of the Castle Hansteinliegt in the southern Eichsfeld in impressive surroundings. It is not only plenty of green nature, remains of the last pitch, but also a beautifully preserved castle ruins built directly on a huge rock, to walk across. In the Castle, interesting data and information are offered in a suitably designed new building, unfortunately the audio of the videos was pretty weak. From the top of the North Tower, with an exciting climb, a magnificent panoramic view offers far into the Mainland up through the resin. A special experience is a visit, if one of the many annual events are held, then experience the middle ages live and up close.
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  • Visited during a family hike. Very nice Castle, beautifully preserved, moderate prices, always a detour worth the Outlook is super great...
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  • On the way back from the race track, we have here just made and looked at the ruins of the Castle. The towers are accessible, climbing stairs is to slightly adventurous since the stairways are somewhat narrow, but the view compensated one. Also, you can descend into the Dungeon... A really beautiful ruins
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  • Fantastic castle ruins, right on the old border between west and east. Must have missed one of the road signs because it took a while to find our way there, but the view from up there is absolutely fantastic!
  • Can be strengthened yet once inexpensive beautiful view in front of the entrance to the castle itself. Even if you shy away from the entry price (although here more to see than on Castle Berlepsch) you can walk there to the Devil's pulpit. Most definitely worth a visit!
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  • The low entrance fee of € 3.50 is invested in the preservation of the Castle very well. Beautiful views of the surroundings. Parking is free of charge. As well as the clean and well-maintained restrooms. The Castle lawn invites to the picnic.
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  • Beautiful, quiet location with insanely beautiful views, entry €3.50 I pay da love. More accessible and great for kids to the explore
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  • Nice ruin. Much to see. Something to eat would be nice in the spring. A bratwurst fits the atmosphere!!
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