The rule Eicks was first mentioned in 1344. In the Middle Ages, there was a castle-like Fronhof in place of today's castle . At that time Johann von Eicks was the master of a part of Eicks with its own jurisdiction . In 1365 the moated castle was partially destroyed.
After the Eicks dynasty died out, the castle frequently changed hands through inheritance and sale.
Above the portal is the Syberg family coat of arms - with a five-spoke water wheel - (dated 1786). The same coat of arms is also on the statue of the bridge saint Johannes Nepomuk on the bridge over the Bruchbach (dated 1736).
The castle has been owned by the Sybergs for over 500 years. It is still inhabited by descendants of the family today. Parts are rented for events.
The former tithe barn was restored in 2000 and has been converted into a café.
- Entry on Schloss Eicks in the scientific database " EBIDAT " of the European Castle Institute
- Entry on Eicks in the private database "Alle Burgen".
- Eicks Castle
- Castle history from the Alexander Duncker collection (PDF file; 249 kB)