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Burg Katz above St Goarshausen

Burg Katz

Standing on the eastern shore of the Rhine river this castle overlooks the town of Saint Goarhausen.




Location: Rhineland








Description of Burg Katz

Burg Katz  Burg Katz  Burg Katz

Burg Katz was build in 1371 by Count Wilhelm II of Katzenelnbogen. The full name of the castle is Neukatzenelnbogen (German for New Katzenelnbogen), however its nickname Katz that stands for “cat” in German is preferred. The castle is also known for Riesling wine that was first introduced here in 1435 by the owners, the Katzenelnbogen counts. It was bombed in 1806 by the French (again) and was rebuild in the late nineteenth century. Today the Katz castle houses a Natural Science Grammar and Boarding School. However it is a private and closed to the public.









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