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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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  • We were with two children (4 and 7) there. The castle is very well preserved and offers lots of possibilities for exploring. 2 towers on which you can up and there is a wonderful view over the region a small Dungeon with rack, and a nice room of Knights and dark cellars. Very nice Castle in the outdoor area (with stocks) and green courtyard (in which 2 families just picnics). Just as we found it very exciting and interesting children.
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  • Beautiful and easily accessible castle ruins. Is fun to explore on your own, because you can see well enough. My opinion really worth a visit.
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  • This castle was again accessible after opening the zone border. The plant has received despite the intervention of the workers and farmers state their medieval form.
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  • Ein toller Blick ins Mittelalter
  • 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 say anything to the events, which may be certainly nice, but I think it's outrageous, to demand 15 Euro 4 students, around 17:30 a quarter of an hour once the ruins would look at. Not seen and turned around again!
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  • A great backdrop... Should you be sure visit...
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  • Wide view, nice place
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