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Just outside the city of Baden-Baden, on the western slope of the Battert-Felsens sits the Schloss Hohenbaden (Altes Schloss, Old Castle). The construction of the castle began in 1102, and was further developed under Markgraf Berhard (1372 until 1431) and again under Markgraf Jakob (1431 until 1453.

The castle stood unstirred until the end of the 16th century, when it destroyed by fire. It remained in a poor condition until 1830 when the ruins where structurally secured.

A fantastic view is afforded visitors from the castle tower, on a clear day one can see all over Baden-Baden, the Black Forest, the Rhine, Karlsruhe, Strassbourg, and much more.

The castle also hosts a restaurant, sporting fantastic views over the forest. Opening hours are 10am until 10pm, Tuesday until Sunday.

Access is gained by car from Rotenbachtalstrasse, just before the tunnel. This is the road leading from Baden-Baden to Gaggenau. Follow the signs up the hill, there is ample parking at the Castle. Alternatively leave your car in Ebersteinburg, and take a walk up the hill, through the Batterts, to the Castle

Phone: +49 7221 26948

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  • Written Oct 3, 2004
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