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Neu- Ems Castle (Burg Neu- Ems)
Neu- Ems Castle or Burg Neu- Ems or Schloss
Glopper is a well
preserved medieval fortress in Hohenems in Vorarlberg province of
Austria. It was an official seat of the local Austrian nobility of
Herren von Ems or Lords of Ems who also gave its name.
Neu- Ems Castle or New Ems Castle (New Ems Castle) was constructed by
Ritter (German word for a Knight) Ulrich I von Ems in 1343 after he
was approved do so by Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria. It replaced older
fortified residence of the Ems family thus it was named New Ems
Castle in contrast to Alt Ems (Old Ems in German) Castle those remains you can see on
the top of the hill.
Neu- Ems Castle
was besieged and taken during Appenzell Wars in July 20 1407 after
defending garrison capitulated. Neu- Ems
Castle was plundered and badly damaged. Soon it was reconstructed.
In 1603 a small chapel was added on the ground floor. In the 18th
century New- Ems Castle was in possession of the Habsburg dynasty,
but in 1843 citadel was acquired by Waldburg- Zeil family that still
owes it today. Today Neu- Ems Castle is open
to the public and contains a restaurant inside.