|Alternative name (s):||Waiting yard|
|Creation time :||around 1200|
|Conservation status:||Ruin, partly overbuilt around 1650|
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.
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 .
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.
- Municipality of Aspach: Around the waiting yard . Retrieved July 12, 2020.