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Burg Rotenhan

Burg Rotenhan

Burg Rotenhan or Rotenhan Castle is situated 2 km (1.5 mi) North of village of Eyrichshof, Bavaria in Germany.




Location: 2 km (1.5 mi) North of Eyrichshof, Bavaria   Map

Constructed: 12th century






Description of Burg Rotenhan


Burg Rotenhan was constructed in the 12th century as a personal residence of Rotenhan family that served in the army of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The stronghold was cut in the mountain side with subsequent structures constructed on top of that. The family ran into some major miscommunications with the local Bishop of W├╝rzburg, Wolfram Wolfskeel von Grumbach. The noble family was accused of counterfeiting money and thus breaking their feudal loyalty. It is hard to say whether it was a true accusation or merely an excuse, but the armies of the Bishop besieged and took the fortress. The military fortifications were demolished and abandoned ever since. Today only parts of Rotenhan stronghold that were cut from the mountain still remain intact.








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