Arnstein Castle Stables (Schönthal)
|Arnstein Castle Stables|
|Alternative name (s):||Ornstain, Orennstein|
|Creation time :||1100 to 1200|
|Castle type :||Höhenburg, location|
|Standing position :||Nobles|
The castle was built around the first half of the 12th century and in the 12th century it was the ministerial seat of the Lords of Arnhem, who may have been in the service of the Diepoldinger . From the 15th century until the 19th century, the castle was owned by changing noble families. In the 18th century a small castle was built on the castle complex, which was demolished in 1953.
Nothing is known about the development of the oval castle complex. In 1568 the cartographer and heraldist Philipp Apian describes the complex, which is surrounded by a curtain wall, as a fortress with a tower-like structure with a turret , another castle building and a high semicircular bastion . In 1906 terraces and a rock vault were still recognizable and a two-story successor building existed. Today the Burgstall is built over with an agricultural enterprise and is a ground monument .
- Bernhard Ernst: Castle building in the south-eastern Upper Palatinate from the early Middle Ages to the early modern period . tape 2 : Catalog. Publishing house Dr. Faustus, Büchenbach 2003, ISBN 3-933474-20-5 , pp. 223-224 .