Schauenburg, Oberkirch

Schauenburg Castle is a ruined hilltop castle located in Oberkirch, Germany, atop a 367m (NN) hill spur overlooking the Rench river valley above the town of Gaisbach, Baden-Württemberg. The castle was built by Duke Berthold II of Zähringen.
The well-preserved ruin includes the remains of two towers with living quarters, a gate tower, a rampart, and a shield wall with an attached chapel. The remains of an outer bailey are surrounded by a dry moat and a second shield wall.
The castle is now a tourist attraction and includes a small museum in the cellar of the former castle chapel and a restaurant.
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  • Worth the walk . It’s beautiful and has amazing views. It has great places to take breathtaking pictures  more »
  • Visited the ruins today. Passed through Oberkirch, a pretty Black Forest village and found parking easily. Walked a few hundred meters to the ruined castle. Great views from the top and some...  more »
  • Beautiful do the vineyard trail, wear good walking shoes and take water and some provisions
  • If you want to have a nice walk from the city centre,this is definitely a way to go for a visit. Once on top is very calm,and you can enjoy a very neautiful view over the city...used for a romantic escape while watching the sunset.

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