The island in Gelenau called Hofwall
|Alternative name (s):||Hofwall, Hofinsel, moat, castle, Bühl|
|Creation time :||13th century|
|Castle type :||Niederungsburg|
|Conservation status:||Burgstall, surrounding moat|
Description and history
The facility was located in the eastern part of Gelenau on the south side of the former manor. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1279 as the manor of Rudegerus de Geilnowe . The defense system had a square, walled core structure with a side length of 23 meters. In the north there was access via a bridge. The trench is about 18 meters wide at this point, on the other sides it is much larger - in the northwest about 40 meters, in the southeast about 30 meters. The core plant plateau is about 1 meter above the water surface of the pond. In front of this runs from the northwest over the south side to the northeast an outer wall 6 meters wide and a maximum of 3 meters high. In 1960 the complex was placed under protection as a historical monument .
- Volkmar Geupel : The protected ground monuments in the Karl-Marx-Stadt district (= small writings of the State Museum for Prehistory Dresden. H. 3, ). State Museum for Prehistory, Dresden 1983.
- Description of the facility in Volkmar Geupel: soil monuments in the Karl-Marx-Stadt district. 1983, p. 75