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 best 1.50 euro I have spent in a long time! Eichswald is a cracking area to visit and their wurst is unparalleled- visit the Wurstmuseum Probably worth coming on a festival day but we enjoyed the ...  more »
  • The well-preserved ruins of Hanstein dominates the small village Bornhagen and provides for many visitors. The climb to the castle is a small cafe and a minimal entrance fee will be charged. From the main tower, looking far into the Valley of the Thuringian forest. The system must be especially nice if there once every year Knight Games take place. The Castle also for filming (and others would occasionally The Medicus) used.
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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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  • Was awesome to explore family history that seemed like a myth...
  • Hanstein Castle is a ruined castle in Central Germany near Bornhagen in the Eichsfeld, situated above the river Werra in Thuringia
  • 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!
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  • One of the most beautiful castle ruins of in Germany and again a visit worth, particularly the medieval market on the 2nd weekend of August each year is recommended.
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