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Weidelsburg castle ruins

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  • Wolfhagen

The Weidelsburg is the largest castle ruin in North Hesse

The Weidelsburg is the largest and one of the most important late medieval castles in Hesse. There are many stories and legends about the castle and its former inhabitants.

The Weidelsburg, built between 1380 and 1430, is now North Hesse's largest castle ruin. It lies on a steep basalt cone (492m above sea level) and unites late medieval housing and fortifications in an ideal-typical form. From the castle high wall, tower, gate remains and kennels have been preserved. The two massive residential towers of the Weidelsburg, landmarks of Wolfhager Land, can be seen from afar. From the east tower there is a wonderful view over the landscape of the Habichtswald nature park with its characteristic basalt domes. Numerous long-distance hiking trails - Bonifatiusweg (X12), Student's Path (X13), Habichtswaldsteig, Märchenlandweg, Huguenot and Waldensian Path - lead to the castle.

There are many legends surrounding the Weidelsburg. Many deal with the proud and brave knight Reinhard von Dalwigk, who is still up there in the castle today. The best known is probably that of faithfulness to women. But the stories are also about hidden treasures, which have remained undiscovered to this day.

Read about in the legends about "The white virgin from the Weidelberg" and "The lovely flower from the Weidelsberg".


34466 Wolfhagen - Ippinghausen


Website: www.weidelsburg.de

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Ippinghausen and the Weidelsburg can be reached via the A 44 Kassel-Dortmund, exit Zierenberg and via the B 251 Kassel - Korbach.

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