Hohentwiel Castle is the largest castle ruins in Germany, built on top of the Hohentwiel volcano in 914.
With many uses over the centuries from a monastery to a fortress to a prison, it was finally destroyed in 1800 after a siege by the French.
Today it’s amazing ruin open to the visitors who can make the hike up the steep wagon road to the top.
Hohentwiel is the largest fortresst ruin in Germany.
The wall thickness and precision of the stone placement is one of the reason so much of Hohentwiel is still standing today.
Otto von Bismarck
A plaque commemorating the beloved German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
A beautiful shot of the countryside north of Hohentwiel Castle.
If these walls could talk, one can only imagine the stories created here over centuries.
Way up There
Until the invention of the rifled cannon barrel, this fortress was unconquerable. It’s easy to see why from this angle.
In and Out
I would not want to be an invading force trying to fight our way up this lengthy tunnel entrance to Hohentwiel
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