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Giebichenstein Castle (Burg Giebichenstein)

Giebichenstein Castle

Giebichenstein Castle is a medieval castle in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany.




Location: Halle, Saxony-Anhalt Map

Constructed: 10th century

Tel. +49 345 5233857





Description of Giebichenstein Castle


Giebichenstein Castle was constructed in the 10th century and served as a residence for the archbishops of Magdeburg. It was badly damaged at the end of the Thirty Years' War, when besieging forces demolished most of military fortifications in 1636. The gate tower that was originally erected in the 12th century is one of the original features of the castle that were well preserved despite centuries of neglect. It offers a great view of the Saale Valley below. Parts of the original citadel have been uncovered by the archaeologists since 1960's. Abandoned stronghold was largely reconstructed in the early 20th century.









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