Landmark of the Wetterau
Münzenberg Castle is an impressive castle complex from the Staufer period. Built in around 1160/70 by order of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, it was extended in the 13th century. With its two distinctive towers, the ruins today form an important landmark in the Wetterau region - the so-called "Wetterauer Inkwell".
The castle was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War, but its ruins have been authentically preserved. The historical appearance of the town of Münzenberg, which forms a unit with the castle, has also been beautifully maintained. Residential buildings, even with the remains of fireplaces still visible, can still be seen in the castle ruins today. The marks of stonemasons provide clues to the otherwise anonymous craftsmen. Almost 1,000 years ago, they built with simple tools robust walls that have survived to this day. Come and see for yourself, and enjoy unique views of the Wetterau!
This place is maintained by the State Castles and Gardens of Hesse.