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posted 03-11-2000 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxie29   Click Here to Email maxie29     Edit/Delete Message
Any one have info on Fleckenstein Castle in Germany? Have searched the web and come up with only a few bad pictures. Do know it's in ruins. Any info is greatly appreciated.

Philip Davis
posted 03-12-2000 06:05 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I'm afraid I can't find anything except that 'ruine Fleckenstein' which appears to be the name of the castle on a map is in France, not Germany (although it is close to the border.)

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posted 03-13-2000 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
Two years ago, when I planned a bycicle-trip to Colmar, I read something about castle Fleckenstein. It's a very impressive ruin in the northern Elsass/Alsace, maybe you should check some travel-guides for literature.

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posted 03-16-2000 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
Castle Fleckenstein:
located between Schoenau and Lembach (France)
built by Gottfried and Gutta von Fleckenstein, which were related with the dynasty of the Hohenstaufen. the name appears for the first time in 1129. in 1276, king Rudolf von Habsburg besieged the castle without success, same as the army of Strasbourg in 1315. after that, Fleckenstein was considered to be impregnable for a very long time, until it finaly was destroyed by general Montclar in 1680. Heinrich Jakob von Fleckenstein, beeing the last of the family, died in 1720. the castle is built on solid rock, it's walls made of red sandstone. looking like a gigantic ship, the main complex reached five storeys up and on top of that stood the Palas. all that was surrounded by a very deep ditch. Fleckenstein is protected as a historical monument since 1904. open to visitors from march to september every day
09.30 to 18.00
tel. 88 944107

cheers - merlin

posted 03-16-2000 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxie29   Click Here to Email maxie29     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you all so much for all the information on Fleckenstein Castle. I couldn't find anything on my own.



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posted 04-20-2000 05:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
If you're still interested in this topic: I just found a groundfloor-plan of castle fleckenstein (although it's not a very detailed one). See at



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