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Rodenberg castle ruins

Short facts

  • Rotenburg an der Fulda

The castle ruins are located on the local mountain near Rotenburg a. d. Fulda.

The former castle had the dimensions of the Wartburg. It was destroyed in the so-called "Star War" in the 14th century and not rebuilt, although it is said to have been partially habitable until the 16th century.

In addition, the castle was once besieged by thieves and looters who visited the city regularly. They didn't want to put up with it, which is why they polluted the only water source of the castle occupiers in a very special way. Since then, the citizens of Rotenburg have been called "Bornschisser" .

A hiking trail leads from the car park at the cardiovascular center to the castle ruins.


36199 Rotenburg an der Fulda


Phone: +49 6623 / 5555


General information

Open all year round, freely accessible
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed

You can reach the castle ruins by car and then on foot, or by train, bus and then on foot.


By car you drive to the upper parking lot of the cardiovascular center, above the Göbel's Hotel Rodenberg.


If you arrive by train, get off at the stop "Rotenburg an der Fulda". Then take the 303 city bus to the "Rodenberg" or "Cardiovascular Center" stop. The bus runs from Monday to Saturday.

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