Burgstall Katzenrohrbach

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Burgstall Katzenrohrbach
Creation time : 1100 to 1200
Castle type : Höhenburg, spur location
Conservation status: Burgstall
Standing position : Nobles
Place: Walderbach- Katzenrohrbach
Geographical location 49 ° 10 '7.8 "  N , 12 ° 24' 1.1"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 10 '7.8 "  N , 12 ° 24' 1.1"  E
Height: 440.1  m above sea level NHN
Burgstall Katzenrohrbach (Bavaria)
Burgstall Katzenrohrbach

The Postal cats Rohrbach is an Outbound Spur castle on a 440.1 meter high spur of a ridge 70 meters above the valley in the district Cats Rohrbach the community Walderbach in Oberpfälzer district of Cham in Bavaria .


The castle was probably built around the middle of the 12th century by the lords of Katzenrohrbach (von Rohrbach), a Diepolding family of ministers , and was only their ancestral seat until the early 13th century. The family also owned Kirchenrohrbach Castle (Rohrbach) as a fief of the Bamberg diocese . Between 1176 and 1190 a Bruno and a Gottfried von Rohrbach can be traced back to the castle. After the Cham line of the Diepoldigians with Margrave Berthold II died out in 1204, the Rohrbachers probably oriented themselves politically towards the Wittelsbachers .


The castle stable of the former castle complex is now a ground monument that shows only minor traces of the earlier buildings.

The approximately 50 by 25 meter large castle area was secured in the south-southeast by a now filled neck ditch and a wall as well as an assumed wall. In the north tracks have a surrounding wall now and in the northwest can be a round mound with a diameter of four to five meters on a valley dominant keep close. Further traces of the terrain indicate a collapsed cellar.


  • Bernhard Ernst: Castle construction in the southeastern Upper Palatinate from the early Middle Ages to the early modern period, Volume 2: Catalog . Publishing house Dr. Faustus, Büchenbach 2003, ISBN 3-933474-20-5 , pp. 151-153.

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