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Its oldest parts were built in the year 1129 by count Metfried von Wied. The town is first is mentioned in a deed of the year 1275. In 13th and 14th century the whole town was enclosed by a town wall with several gate towers. In complementary photo you can see the rests of one.
The castle never has been sieged, attacked or destroyed. However in 17th century the castle was given up because of its remote situation and its dilapidation began.
Critiques for this photo (5):
Current discussion:Buin wrote in 2012/06/06 15:52:44: Good that you like it. Obviously there are not many people who like these old walls ... without any "motion" ;-))
All the best!
I like to contemplate an old wald or a ruin of a castle, especially if they are well framed and exposed, which is the case here. We have a lot of them in good old Luxemburg, and in Belgium!!! But you are right, people tend to find them a bit boring from time to time, and that is a pitty, then tese old walls have a lot to tell us.
I am a bit unregular lately, I bought a new computer and I am having a lot of trouble getting everything working as it should.
Greetings from a cold and wet Luxemburg
Current discussion:Buin wrote in 2012/06/07 01:28:45: Good luck with your new computer!
All the best!
My first action here was to check the map view, to find where this interesting old ruin would be found. You have certainly found a good POV, this picture is well balanced and the sharpness is perfect.
Flemish Photographer (2012/06/09)
Exactly a ruin but a wonderful image with original colors.