Burg Hohenzollern - Hohenzollern Castle

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    Hohenzollern Castle --

    Burg Hohenzollern is a castle, about 50 km south of Stuttgart, considered home to the Hohenzollern family that came to power during the Middle Ages and ruled Prussia and Brandenburg until the end of World War I.

    The castle was originally constructed in the first part of the 11th century. The appearance, extent and the furnishings of the original castle are unknown. It was completely destroyed after a 10-month siege in 1423.

    A second, larger and sturdier castle was constructed from 1454 to 1461 and served as a refuge for the Swabian Hohenzollern family during wartime, including during the Thirty Years' War. By the end of the 18th century, however, the castle was thought to have lost its strategic importance and gradually fell into disrepair, leading to the demolition of several dilapidated buildings.

    The third version of the castle, which stands today, was constructed by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV between 1846 and 1867, under the direction of Oberhofbaurat Stühler, who based his design on English Neo-Gothic style as well as the castles in Loire.

    Among the historical artifacts of Prussian history contained in the castle today are the Crown of Wilhelm II and some of the personal effects of Frederick the Great.

    From Wikipedia

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    1. Lady Silke Loretta Martin 52 months ago | reply

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    2. Bluesky71 52 months ago | reply

      Great, it looks like a misterious place with that dark sky!

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    4. valeriolanci 52 months ago | reply

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    7. minminatmidnight 51 months ago | reply

      Tolles Licht und Stimmung! Wie aus dem Märchenbuch! Super Foto! :D

    8. Valerio_D 51 months ago | reply

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    9. isiltasuna 51 months ago | reply

      i like the landscape. It`s a nice place.

    10. iflaig 50 months ago | reply

      wow, amazing ... lovely photo !

    11. bazylek100 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful sight. This castle on the top of the hill looks like it comes from a fable rather than a real world...
      In Poland, Albrecht Hohenzollern is one of the best known members of this family, as he was the last "real" Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and the first duke of Prussia. He was invested with the duchy in 1525 by the king of Poland, Sigismund I the Old.

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    12. MAXDB 16 months ago | reply

      Bellissima l'immagine di questo splendido castello

    13. Sandra Leidholdt 16 months ago | reply

      Great perspective!

    14. Vinko Sunde 16 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition ! Perfect !

    15. Colorado Sands 15 months ago | reply

      It looks beautiful up on the hill!

    16. Absinthias 14 months ago | reply

      Eine majestätische Ansicht!

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