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Hochburg

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The Hochburg ("high castle") is a castle near Emmendingen in southwest Germany.

Brief History

  • 11th century — founded probably by Dietrich von Hachberg
  • 1127 — first mentioned in an official document
  • 1553-1577 — fortifications are completely remodeled
  • Early 17th century — enhancement of the fortifications with 7 bastions
  • 1634-1636 — destroyed by catholic forces in the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1660-1678 — reconstruction and modernization
  • 1681 — voluntary destruction to prevent an attack by French forces
  • 1684 — fire destroys the upper part
  • 1688 — Occupation and subsequent demolition by troops of Louis XIV

Today, the Hochburg is still a ruin.

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