Rothenstein (Bad Groenenbach)

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Coordinates: 47 ° 52 ′ 1 ″  N , 10 ° 12 ′ 11 ″  E
Height : 687 m
Residents : 32  (December 1, 2009)
Postal code : 87730
Area code : 08334
North view of Rothenstein
North view of Rothenstein
Rothenstein from the east. The castle pond can be seen on the left above the town. The castle ruin, overgrown by the forest, is located on the hill a little to the left above the village (a little road leads up there)

The hamlet of Rothenstein is a part of the Kneipp spa Bad Grönenbach in the Unterallgäu district in Bavaria .



Rothenstein is located in Upper Swabia in the Danube-Iller region, about two kilometers southwest of Bad Grönenbach at an altitude of 687  m above sea level. NN . Starting clockwise from the north, Rothenstein is bordered by the Rechberg , the Bad Grönenbach market, Herbisried , the hamlets of Greit , Manneberg and Au . The main part of the village is on the MN21 district road from Bad Grönenbach to Legau, other farmsteads are located on a hill ( 731  m above sea  level ) slightly south of it.


The subsoil of Rothenstein consists of the undivided Upper Freshwater Molasse which was formed in the Miocene . The soil consists of clays , silt , marl , sand and partly gravel . The houses on the southern elevation of Rothenstein are partly on gravel from the Mind Ice Age , consisting of gravel, sand and partly conglomerate .

Population development

Architectural monuments

Wall remains of the Rothenstein castle ruins

The Rothenstein castle ruins are located south of the village of Rothenstein . The castle, built at the beginning of the 11th century, collapsed on March 9, 1873 in a landslide. There are only a few remains of the wall of the former complex that are under monument protection. Furthermore, a farmhouse with a half-timbered gable and gable roof from the 18th century is a listed building.

Web links

Commons : Rothenstein  - Collection of Images


  • Karl Schnieringer: Grönenbach - Its development from taking land on the Ach to a market and Kneipp spa . Kurverwaltung Grönenbach, Grönenbach 1975, p. 54-59 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Geological map of Bavaria 1: 500,000. Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and Homeland, accessed on November 21, 2015 .
  2. ^ Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments: Entry D-7-78-144-39
  3. ^ Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation: Entry D-7-78-144-37