Straubenhardt ruins

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Straubenhardt ruins
Castle site

Castle site

Alternative name (s): Strubenhardt
Creation time : around 1090
Castle type : Niederungsburg
Conservation status: Burgstall
Place: Neuenbürg - After that
Geographical location 48 ° 49 '46.1 "  N , 8 ° 34' 19.7"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 49 '46.1 "  N , 8 ° 34' 19.7"  E
Straubenhardt Ruin (Baden-Württemberg)
Straubenhardt ruins

The Straubenhardt ruin , also called Strubenhardt , is an abandoned castle about 15 kilometers south of Pforzheim near Dennach, a sub-municipality of Neuenbürg , in the Enzkreis in Baden-Württemberg .


The Lords of Straubenhardt were mentioned in 1090 in the files of the Hirsau monastery and in the foundation deed of the Herrenalb monastery in 1148. The sex probably comes from the Kraichgau. The castle was probably built in the 11th century from Graefenhausen, today's suburb of Birkenfeld . It was later expanded and, as a Ganerbeburg, was jointly owned by the von Straubenhardt family and the von Schmalenstein family by marriage.

The Württemberg Count Eberhard II escaped in 1367 in the nearby Wildbad ( Teinach or Wildbad ) from an attack by the Knight's League of Martinsvögel , which was led by Count Wolf von Eberstein and to which the Lords of Schmalenstein also belonged. As a result of the attack, Eberhard had the castle destroyed in 1384.

Even today, scattered stones and a striking topography point to the former castle.

On December 1, 1973, the newly founded community of Straubenhardt from the former communities of Conweiler, Feldrennach, Langenalb, Ottenhausen and Schwann was named after the former castle and aristocratic family.


  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Krahe: Castles of the German Middle Ages. Floor plan lexicon . Weidlich / Flechsig, Würzburg 1994. ISBN 3-8035-1372-3
  • Karl Konrad Finke: The assassination attempt on Count Eberhard II of Württemberg. The << raid in Wildbad >> 1367. In: Schwäbische Heimat Jg. 67 (2016), pp. 286–294 (with graphic of the military approach from Straubenhardt Castle to Wildbad).

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