Sternenfels Castle

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Sternenfels Castle
The water tower of Sternenfels on the Schlossberg on the site of the former castle

The water tower of Sternenfels on the Schlossberg on the site of the former castle

Creation time : around 1232
Castle type : Hilltop castle
Conservation status: Burgstall
Standing position : Nobles
Construction: House sandstone
Place: Star Rock
Geographical location 49 ° 2 '56.4 "  N , 8 ° 51' 12.3"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 2 '56.4 "  N , 8 ° 51' 12.3"  E
Height: 375.4  m above sea level NN
Sternenfels Castle (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Sternenfels Castle

The castle rock star is an Outbound hilltop castle on the 375 m high Schlossberg the community Sternenfels in Enzkreis in Baden-Wuerttemberg .


The castle was built at the beginning of the 13th century by the Lords of Sternenfels as their ancestral seat and was mentioned in 1232. After the castle went to the Lords of Liebenstein , it was pledged to Württemberg in 1320. Before the castle was demolished in 1778 and taken down until 1780, it served as a forester's seat and as a prison for poachers in the 17th century.

The castle, of which only the ramparts and moats are preserved today, was built from white sandstone .

A first observation tower was built in 1866, which became dilapidated and had to be blown up in 1966. A year later, in 1967, a 14 meter high water tower with a viewing platform in the style of a keep was built on the Schlossberg . In the tower there is an exhibition on the history of the Lords of Sternenfels and the geology of Stromberg and Heuchelberg .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Dieter Buck: The great book from Stromberg-Heuchelberg. Nature, culture, history, places . 1st edition. Silberburg-Verlag, Tübingen 2006, ISBN 3-87407-704-7 , p. 46 .
  2. Inauguration on the Schlossberg. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on September 16, 2013 ; Retrieved June 3, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /