Eppstein Castle

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Eppstein Castle

The Eppsteiner Schloss in Schotten , a town in the Vogelsbergkreis in Hesse , was originally built in the 14th century. The former moated castle at Schlossgasse 6 is a protected architectural monument .


The former official residence of the Lords of Eppstein was built as a moated castle after 1328. Destroyed by the city of Frankfurt in 1382 , the complex was rebuilt by 1403. The outer fortifications were demolished in the middle of the 18th century. After a fire in 1852, it was rebuilt. Parts of the moat are still preserved.


The square complex consists of a high, three-storey building made of quarry stone with corner blocks . The stepped gables were heavily renewed in the 19th century. A round stair tower has been preserved as the remainder of the external fortifications .


  • Georg Dehio : Handbook of the German art monuments - Hessen I. Administrative districts Gießen and Kassel . (Editor: Folkhard Cremer and Tobias Michael Wolf), Deutscher Kunstverlag , Munich / Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-422-03092-3 . P. 827.
  • Rolf Müller (Ed.): Palaces, castles, old walls. Published by the Hessendienst der Staatskanzlei, Wiesbaden 1990, ISBN 3-89214-017-0 , pp. 322–323.

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Coordinates: 50 ° 30 ′ 5.9 ″  N , 9 ° 7 ′ 19.8 ″  E