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Veldenz Castle

Schloßstraße 4, 66625 Nohfelden, Germany

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About Veldenz Castle

It was built on a spur over Nohfelden village in Saarland and was first mentioned in 1285. In 1490, after the death of Duke Louis the Black, his sons Kaspar and Alexander ruled the duchy jointly for a year. Then, Alexander, had his older brother locked up in the castle, claiming that Kaspar was mad. Kaspar remained locked up in Veldenz castle until his death in 1527, even after Alexander's death. The castle was frequently damaged in the many wars of the 17th century but was always repaired.



Attractions near Veldenz Castle

Bostalsee5.65km from Veldenz Castle

It is a water reservoir in the municipality of Nohfelden in the northern Saarland state. It was constructed in 1979, and its dam has a length of 500 meters. The lake is almost exclusively used for entertainment activities.

Hillfort of Otzenhausen11.07km from Veldenz Castle

The Celtic hill fort of Otzenhausen was one of the largest fortifications the Celts ever constructed. It is located about 695 m above sea level. The only obvious remaining things as of now are two circular earth ramparts, covered with stones.

Benedictine Abbey Tholey e. V.14.29km from Veldenz Castle

A Benedictine monastery dedicated to Saint Maurice. It was built between 5th-6th centuries. In 1794 during the French Revolution the abbey was plundered, burnt down, and dissolved. In 1798 the remaining buildings were auctioned off. The present abbey was established by the Benedictines in 1949 and settled in 1950 by monks from St. Matthias' Abbey, Trier.

Burg Dagstuhl18.93km from Veldenz Castle

It also called Burgruine Dagstuhl or Burg Dagstuhl. It is a ruined castle on the top of a hill near Wadern town in Saarland, Germany. Knight Boemund of Saarbrücken found the castle sometime before 1290. It overlooks the newer Schloss Dagstuhl (now a computer science research center) in the valley below.

Schlossberghöhlen32.89km from Veldenz Castle

A red sandstone cave in Schlossberg in Homburg, the largest red sandstone caves in Europe. It is comprising twelve floors and extending across an area of 140 meters long and 60 meters wide. The temperature in the caves stays around 10-degree Celsius around the year.

Burgruine Hohenburg32.92km from Veldenz Castle

It is also called Homburg Castle or Fortress Hohenburg, a ruined castle built around the beginning of the 13th century located in the Saarpfalz district in Saarland, Germany. It stands atop the 325 meters high Schlossberg above the Schlossberg Caves.

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Saarland is a southwestern German state in the border of France and Luxembourg, with an area of 2,570 km2 representing 0.72% of the German landmass and a total population of 990,509. It is named after the Saar River. Saarbrücken is the state's capital, the largest and most populated city in the state. Due to the Saarland location near France, a large part of the population can speak French.