Aerial view of the Kastelburg
|Creation time :||1250 to 1260|
|Castle type :||Höhenburg, spur location|
|Standing position :||Free nobles|
The Kastelburg was built between 1250 and 1260 by the Lords of Schwarzenberg . Like the older Schwarzenburg on the opposite side of the valley, it served to defend the town of Waldkirch and to control the trade route through the Elz Valley .
The first resident of the castle was Johann I von Schwarzenberg. In 1354 the castle was sold to Martin Malterer from Freiburg im Breisgau , who died in the Battle of Sempach in 1386 . In 1396, Count Hermann von Sulz became the feudal owner. In 1442 the castle finally came to the Lords of Staufen .
The ruin has been structurally secured since 2002 by the Kastelburg in Not working group .
Of the castle, among other things than are observation tower mountable 28 meters high square keep with a side length of 12 meters and up to 4 meters thick walls, a roundabout as well as consisting of basement floor and two upper floors Palas obtained.
- Andreas Haasis-Berner et al .: The Kastelburg via Waldkirch: Saved from decay thanks to civic engagement and expert support. Preservation of monuments in Baden-Württemberg , year 2019, issue 3, pp. 134–140 ( digital copy from Heidelberg University Library ; PDF: 9.9 MB).
- Stefan King: Burned out and increased: the keep of the Kastelburg near Waldkirch. Preservation of monuments in Baden-Württemberg, year 2019, issue 3, pp. 141–146 ( digital copy from Heidelberg University Library ; PDF: 9.9 MB).
- Alfons Zettler , Thomas Zotz : The castles in the medieval Breisgau, I. Northern part: Half volume LZ . Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern 2006, ISBN 3-7995-7365-8 , pp. 470–496.
- Franz Xaver Kraus : The art monuments of the Grand Duchy of Baden , Tübingen and Leipzig, 1904, sixth volume, first division - Freiburg district; Pp. 516–518 ( digital copy from Heidelberg University Library ).
- Baden Historical Commission (editor), edited by Albert Krieger : Topographical Dictionary of the Grand Duchy of Baden , Heidelberg 1904, Volume 1, Sp. 1134 ( digitized version of the Heidelberg University Library ).
- Entry on Kastelburg in the scientific database " EBIDAT " of the European Castle Institute
- Kastelburg - desert at leo-bw.de
- History of the Kastelburg at heimatverein-waldkirch.de
- Kastelburg at breisgau-burgen.de
- Kastellburg Castle at burgenarchiv.de
- Kastelburg at alemannische-seiten.de
- Kastelburg ruins ( Memento from January 9, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
- 3D model of the Kastelburg