Old Castle (Labach)

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Old castle
"Old Castle" near Labach

"Old Castle" near Labach

Castle type : Hilltop castle
Conservation status: Burgstall
Construction: brick
Place: Saarwellingen- Labach
Geographical location 49 ° 21 '58 "  N , 6 ° 51' 59.9"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 21 '58 "  N , 6 ° 51' 59.9"  E

The " Old Castle " is a historically intangible castle site in Reisbach near the Labach district, Saarwellingen municipality in the Saarlouis district in Saarland .

The castle stable of the Höhenburg is located on a terrace on the high bank of the Mühlenbach (also Hoxbergbach ) on the Hangenhümes, an extension of the rear Weiherkopf, a few hundred meters north of the village. At around 30 × 20 m, the facility is relatively small. It is protected from the plateau on the west side by a 1.80 m deep ditch . On the north side there is also a ditch and behind it a wall-like elevation, which probably still contains wall remains. The only finds are fragments of medieval bricks that could date from the 13th or 14th century. Since there are no historical sources (the name Old Castle is modern), these are the only clues for dating the castle.

"Old Castle" near Labach


Robert Seyler: Castles and palaces in the Saar region . ZGSaargegend 9, 1959 Joachim Konrad, Stefan Flesch: Castles and palaces on the Saar , 1988.

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Site plan after Robert Seyler