Schkölen moated castle
|Creation time :||900 to 1000|
|Castle type :||Niederungsburg|
|Conservation status:||Parts of the building and fortifications|
|Standing position :||Nobles, counts|
The Burg Schkölen is a partially obtained Wasserburg at 210 m above sea level in the center (Ringstrasse 9) of the city Schkölen in Saale-Holzland in Thuringia . Until 1977 the ruins of the moated castle were almost forgotten and overgrown with scrub in the middle of the small town.
In 1031 a Burgward "Szolin" was mentioned for the first time. The castle was expanded in the 15th century, burned down in 1536 and fell into disrepair. In the 19th century the castle served as a forester's house, and excavations took place in 1968 and 1989.
- Thomas Bienert: Medieval castles in Thuringia. 430 castles, castle ruins and fortifications . Wartberg-Verlag, Gudensberg-Gleichen 2000, ISBN 3-86134-631-1 , p. 205: Schkölen castle ruins .
- Michael Köhler : Thuringian castles and fortified prehistoric and early historical living spaces . Jenzig-Verlag Köhler, Jena 2001, ISBN 3-910141-43-9 , p. 223–224: Schkölen .
- Hans Maresch, Doris Maresch: Castles and palaces (= Thuringia worth seeing ). VHT - Publishing House Thuringia, Erfurt 1997, ISBN 3-89683-105-4 .