Ronneburg Castle is a popular tourist destination and museum in the Hessen State of Germany and one of the most popular aspects of the castle is the amazing and ancient architecture seen here in the towers and turrets. This castle was first mentioned in literature in 1258, although some texts refer to a castle in this region in 1231, which some historians think is the same castle.
Ronneburg Castle was first owned by the Baron of Ysenberg-Budingen, who was also connected to the Hohenlohe family. One of the members of that family, Gottfried III of Hohenlohe-Brauneck decided to sell the castle to the Archbishop of Mainz in 1313. Under the Knights of Rockenburg after this sale the castle was built upon and expanded but from 1339 to 1356, the castle was once again in the possession of the Archbishop of Mainz. Again the castle was expanded and built upon, and in 1424 it was sold off again. With so many different owners and architects, the castle shows influence from many different centuries and styles.
The castle was once used as a haven for religious refugees in this region, and Protestants, Jews and Gypsies all took refuge here while they were being persecuted. The Ronneburg Castle is set a hill surrounded by open fields.
Towers and architecture of the Burg Ronneburg (Burgmuseum), Ronneburg Castle, at dusk, Ronneburg, Hessen, Germany, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS 5D Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 15/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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