Waiting yard

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Wart Castle
Alternative name (s): Waiting yard
Creation time : around 1200
Conservation status: Ruin, partly overbuilt around 1650
Place: Aspach -Warthof
Geographical location 49 ° 1 '8.2 "  N , 9 ° 24' 47.7"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 1 '8.2 "  N , 9 ° 24' 47.7"  E
Height: 460  m above sea level NN
Warthof (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Waiting yard

Today's forester's house Warthof is located in a secluded forest on the site of the ruined Wart Castle on the southern slope of the Winterlauter in the Löwenstein Mountains . Wart Castle was originally a medieval fore or Wartburg of the margraves of Baden and is located southwest of Spiegelberg in the municipality of Aspach in the Rems-Murr district in Baden-Württemberg .

History of the castle

The castle Wart was - depending on the source - built at the beginning of the 12th century or around the year 1200 by the margraves of Baden in the area between the larger castles Löwenstein , Lichtenberg and Reichenberg . The small Dienstmannenburg and the small chapel consecrated to Saint Laurentius came to the Counts of Wirtemberg in 1297 through marriage to a princess from Baden .

The castle was given as a fief by the Wirtembergers and pledged to Konrad von Stammheim around 1435. At that time, here in a mine after jet , gold and silver sought. In 1509 Wart Castle was sold to knight Eitelhans Nothaft and from this in 1524 to Trautwein Vaihinger von Schöntal . Insurgent farmers, whom Vaihinger had narrowly escaped in Weinsberg , plundered the castle in the Peasants' War in 1525 and set it on fire. After that it was never rebuilt.

Further use

Ruins, fields and forests were donated to Dietrich von Plieningen , who lived in Schaubeck Castle , in 1559 . In 1650, the new masters erected the existing buildings on the castle grounds, which are now used as a forester's house, barn and bakery. In 1862, the state of Württemberg bought the Wart estate and converted the farmhouse into a forestry department , which is now subordinate to the Backnang Forestry Office .


The forester's house Warthof on the site of the former castle Wart

Wall and moat have been completely preserved - with the exception of the northern area, which was built over by a forest road. Considerable remnants of the northern curtain wall and the northern outer wall of the main building made of sandstone blocks have been preserved.


  • Gerhard Fritz, Roland Schurig (ed.): The castles in the Rems-Murr-Kreis . 1st edition. Manfred Hennecke Verlag, Remshalden 1994, ISBN 3-927981-42-7 , pp. 60-62.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Municipality of Aspach: Around the waiting yard . Retrieved July 12, 2020.