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Stolzenfels Castle

One Day in the Rhineland  ::  Part II – Stolzenfels

On the western side of the Rhine, across from Lahnstein, Stolzenfels Castle (Schloss Stolzenfels) sits on a rocky peak.  Originally built from 1242-1259 by the Archbishop of Trier, Arnold II of Isenburg, it was burned to the ground by the French in 1689.  The city of Koblenz gave it to Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia in 1823, who rebuilt it and used it as a summer residence when he became king (IV).

22 Jan 2012