Schloßbühl Castle (Deggenhausertal)
Neck ditch and rampart
|Creation time :||11th to 13th centuries|
|Castle type :||Höhenburg, spur location|
|Conservation status:||Burgstall, trenches, wall|
|Place:||Deggenhausertal Homberg Castle|
The Schloßbühl is an abandoned spur castle southwest of the hamlet of Burg. The well-preserved Burgstall is located in the municipality of Deggenhausertal in the Lake Constance district in Baden-Württemberg .
The Burgstall Schloßbühl is spur and is protected to the north, west and south by steep slopes.on a west-southwest facing
The castle stable is secured against the adjoining north-eastern plateau by a slope and a ditch . A forest path runs in the deepest area of the neck ditch, after which the area of a bailey is protected by an approx. 22 meter high rampart (calculated from the height of the path). The rampart is reminiscent of the shield walls of younger castles and protects the main attack side of the complex. The crown of the rampart is still eight to nine meters wide today. Since the wall has been damaged by landslides at the northern end, its cross-section is exposed and shows that it is a pure earthwork. At the southern end is a gap that is used for forestry today; possibly the old entrance to the outer bailey was used here, perhaps expanded.
The plateau of the outer bailey is about ten meters below the crown of the rampart. It is about 60 meters long and 50 meters wide (without the rampart). Structures cannot be recognized, the area is used for forestry. At the south-southwest end of the outer bailey, another eight meter deep section trench separates the bailey and the main bailey .
From the trench section there is access to the plateau of the approximately triangular and approximately 90 meter long main castle at the end of the spur. The main castle also has no recognizable surface structures and is used for forestry purposes. Trenches on the flanks cannot be seen. Possibly existing ditches were flattened and now form the forest path that runs around the main castle.
Finds and documented mentions are not known. Since the Burgstall is very similar to the Kaplinz , Leonegg and Falkenhalden systems - both in terms of its state of preservation and its structure - a similar chronological order is obvious. Since the Burgstall was not examined in more detail, this information cannot currently be substantiated.
- Michael Losse (Ed.): Castles, palaces, aristocratic residences and fortifications on Lake Constance and the Upper Rhine, Volume 1.2: Eastern part around Meersburg, Immenstaad, Friedrichshafen, Bermatingen, Markdorf and Deggenhausertal . Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2013, ISBN 978-3-86568-812-5 , pp. 108-110.
- Alois Schneider: Castles and fortifications in the Lake Constance district . Ed .: Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg (= Fund reports from Baden-Württemberg . Volume 14 ). 1st edition. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagbuchhandlung , 1989, ISBN 3-510-49114-9 , ISSN 0071-9897 , p. 530-532 .
- Alois Schneider: Castles and fortifications in the Lake Constance district . Ed .: Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg (= Fund reports from Baden-Württemberg . Volume 14 ). 1st edition. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-510-49114-9 , pp. 530-532 .
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