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  • Homberg (Efze)

The Hohenburg stands high above the city on a basalt cone.

During the Thirty Years' War the castle was attacked by imperial troops and surrendered after heavy resistance. It was at this time that the legend of the white woman came into being. A woman fell into the well, the water was poisoned and the castle could not be held due to lack of water. The castle was not rebuilt after it was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War.
Since 1936 the Burgbergemeinde has been committed to the preservation of the castle ruins and research into the castle history. For example, the castle fountain was uncovered and the stables cellar was prepared. From the observation tower, which was completed in 1958, you can enjoy a wide view of northern Hesse.

The lower courtyard is the scene of cultural events such as the rock festival in summer.

Gastronomy is available.

Der Magistrat der Kreisstadt Homberg (Efze)

34576 Homberg (Efze)


Phone: +49 5681 / 9940


Website: www.homberg-efze.eu/tourismus/hohenburg

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Restaurant Zum Burgberg


Easter - October:

Tue - Sun, 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


November - March:

Wed - Thu, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Fri - Sat, 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sun., public holidays 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mon - Tue day off


Telephone: 0 56 81/93 750 75

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