Burgstall Wachsteinfelsen

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Burgstall Wachsteinfelsen
Alternative name (s): Hohenwarth
Creation time : 1150 to 1200
Castle type : Höhenburg, summit location
Conservation status: Burgstall
Standing position : Nobles, ministerials, clericals
Place: Hohenwarth
Geographical location 49 ° 12 '9 "  N , 12 ° 56' 1.3"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 12 '9 "  N , 12 ° 56' 1.3"  E
Height: 520  m above sea level NHN
Burgstall Wachsteinfelsen (Bavaria)
Burgstall Wachsteinfelsen

The Postal wax rock , even Hohenwarth called, is an Outbound hilltop castle on a rock outcrop in 520 meters, 90 meters above the valley of the White rain in the municipality Hohenwarth in Upper Palatinate district of Cham in Bavaria .

From 1178 the Hohenwarther family is proven to be the ministerial of the Margraves of Cham and their ancestral seat until the end of the 14th century. The castle then came into the possession of the Rott Monastery .

The Burgstall , today a ground monument , still shows traces of a ditch carved into the rock in the south, a carved entrance in the west and a building on the north side.


  • 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. 138-141.

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