Lottery tickets benefit the restoration of the ruins of raueneck castle

The german foundation for the protection of historical monuments (DSD) has made 25,000 euros available for the protection of the chapel, the outer wall of the castle, the western wall of the castle and the northern wall of the ring. It concerns means of the lottery glucksspirale. On wednesday, uwe franke, the foundation’s local curator for upper franconia, and jorg urban from lotto bavaria visited the district to discuss the work in progress with district administrator wilhelm schneider. About the meeting reports the press office of the district.

The castle ruins in the habberge district are one of more than 420 projects that the private foundation for the protection of historical monuments has been able to demand in bavaria alone thanks to donations, the proceeds of its trust foundations, and funds from the lucky spiral and the pension lottery. The DSD already supported the first phase of construction on the ruins two years ago with the securing of pallas, bridge and gate construction, the eastern forcing wall and the lining walls with 60,000 euros.

The ruins of raueneck castle lie on the western foothills of the haubenberg near the vorbach district of ebern. At a height of 431 meters, it can be seen from afar in the surrounding area. The location and size of the site, which is one of the most important castles in southern germany, are impressive. The castle was built around 1200 by the lords of raueneck. The main fortress with its residential buildings is still intact, as are traces of the rough, flat outer castle, which was divided into several levels and contained stables, warehouses, barns, workshops and servants’ quarters. They have largely survived as traces of the ground.

500 years of building history

The preserved structure – especially the main castle – documents with impressive architecture important construction and reconstruction phases from the end of the twelfth to the sixteenth century. Century. The castle is one of the most outstanding examples of early artillery fortifications in the country, especially due to its extensive expansion around 1430. The then built rough wall ring or zwinger with its ingeniously designed slide core on the east side, the two slender semicircular towers on the west side, the angular cistern tower in the southeast and the many well-preserved slide embrasures is considered a jewel of castle history.

Masons are challenged

The renovation work essentially involves masonry work. They are used to restore the durability of the walls, which are often double-skinned, to restore the joint and to ensure controlled water drainage.

The castle ruins are located in the forest on a flat elevation and can be reached via forestry and hiking trails. "Looking at these wall and stone sections later, which are organically connected with nature, will increase the appeal of the appearance of the castle ruins", it says in the communication of the district office.

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