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Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle (Burgruine Hohenburg auf Rosenberg)

 

Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle is situated on the outskirts of a municipality of Spittal an der Drau in an Austrian province of Carinthia. It dates back to the 12th century.

 

 

Location: Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia   Map

 

Constructed: 12th century

 

 

 

 

Description of Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle

Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle is a medieval citadel those ruins lie on a high ground overlooking Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia region of Austria. It was constructed in the 12th century as it was first mentioned in 1142 local deed. Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle was captured during a series of conflicts between Habsburg Emperor Frederick III and Counts of Gorz over lands left after death of Count Ulrich II of Celje. Troops of the Holy Roman Empire captured Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle and demolished its defenses so it won't be used again.

 

Today it lies abandoned in ruins. The most prominent feature of Hohenburg auf Rosenberg Castle is a Baroque church of Saint Mary constructed in 1707. This small white building with a bell tower served as a site for pilgrimage for centuries by people from all around Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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