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What to see in Waldburg, Germany

 
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On a steep, conical hill, the highest point of Oberschwaben (772 m above sea-level) the Waldburg rises. It was the ancestral castle of the lineage of the imperial duke of the same name. From 1221 through 1240 the imperial regalia were kept here.

Waldburg is a really small town really close to Ravensburg where we visited an ancestral castle.

It is a really well maintained castle with a lot of rooms and expositions, like shields, trophies, paintings, and a lot of old furniture. It is funny to find yourself back in time and imagine the lords living there.

A really great destination, not so far away.

This is only one of the castels in that region, maybe next time we can visit more of them.

 

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Two weeks in Germany - overview

1. Nov 30, 1999 Europa Park in Rust (Rust)  (* 4)
2. Jun 22, 2010 Ravensburg (Ravensburg)  (* 10)
3. Jun 23, 2010 Things to do in Constance (Constance)  (* 22)
4. Jun 24, 2010 Short visit in Munich (Munich)  (* 27)
5. Jun 26, 2010 What to see in Waldburg (Waldburg)  (* 16)
6. Jun 26, 2010 What to visit in Weingarten (Weingarten)  (* 11)

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Things to do in Constance - Jul 6, 2010, by asterix
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What to see in Sanssoucci, Potsdam - Apr 26, 2009, by Wazling
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Back home in Ravensburg - Oct 12, 2006, by MadSuh
The Mushroom Season has finally begun! Right after we got back from Vienna, I took off the next day to find some mushrooms. I love these things. It's a nice hunt and you can have a nice walk in the local forests. I went to my favorite... Read more »

Leutkirch im allgäu - Mar 26, 2010, by Anonymous
Leutkirch im Allgäu ist eine ehemalige Freie Reichsstadt im Südosten des Bundeslandes Baden-Württemberg. Im westlichen Allgäu zwischen Memmingen und Wangen im Allgäu an der A 96 gelegen, bildet die Stadt ein... Read more »

Ravensburg Erlebnis - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Ravensburg hat ja soooooooo viele Türme tja aber Vietsburg hört sich nicht gerade nach Turm an oder es ist ja auch kein Turm sondern wirklich eine alte burg.Das Welfen hat diese Burg gebaut um eine Stadt zu gründen denn alle... Read more »

 
 

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