Scharfenstein Castle (Kiedrich)

Scharfenstein Castle (German: Burg Scharfenstein), a ruined castle near the town of Kiedrich in Hesse, Germany, was part of the Bishopric of Mainz's border fortifications. It was erected in 1160 under Christian I (Archbishop of Mainz).

Scharfenstein Castle
Burg Scharfenstein
HE Taunus Kiedrich Scharfenstein02a.jpg
Castle Scharfenstein (east side)
Coordinates50°2′51.7″N 8°4′53.4″E / 50.047694°N 8.081500°E / 50.047694; 8.081500
TypeMedieval castle
Site history
Built1160; 863 years ago (1160)

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