Old Castle (Demmingen)

The Old Castle (Alte Burg) is a demolished hill castle on an almost circular conical hill at a height of 515 m above sea level (NN) southwest of the village of Demmingen in the municipality of Dischingen in the county of Heidenheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Alte Burg
Dischingen-Demmingen
Alte Burg is located in Germany
Alte Burg
Alte Burg
Coordinates48°40′12″N 10°25′03″E / 48.670035°N 10.417552°E / 48.670035; 10.417552Coordinates: 48°40′12″N 10°25′03″E / 48.670035°N 10.417552°E / 48.670035; 10.417552
Typehill castle
CodeDE-BW
Height515 m above sea level (NN)
Site information
Conditionburgstall (no above-ground ruins)
Site history
Built13th C

The castle was built in the 13th century by the counts of Dillingen, but later went to the lords of Hürnheim and then the Fugger counts. The castle was destroyed before 1551 and was torn down between 1570 and 1572.

The castle had a 6.6 X 10.3 metre tower house with a wall thickness of 1.72 metres.[1]

LiteratureEdit

  • Günter Schmitt: Burgenführer Schwäbische Alb, Band 6 - Ostalb: Wandern und entdecken zwischen Ulm, Aalen und Donauwörth. Biberacher Verlagsdruckerei, Biberach an der Riß, 1995, ISBN 3-924489-74-2, pp. 63–66.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Günter Schmitt: Burgenführer Schwäbische Alb, Band 6 - Ostalb: Wandern und entdecken zwischen Ulm, Aalen und Donauwörth, p. 66

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