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Hochburg (literally: Citadel) is the second largest castle in the Baden region of south west Germany. Also known as Hachberg after its 11th century founder, Dietrich von Hachberg, the castle soon came into the possession of the Margraves of Baden who dominated the south west corner of Germany from the late 11th century.
The Rise and Fall of Baden-Hachberg
When Margrave Hermann IV died at Antioch in 1190 during the Third Crusade, the Margraviate was split amongst his two sons. Whilst Hermann V continued the main line of succession based at the...
Following the death of Hermann IV, Margrave of Baden, his son, Hermann V continues the main line of succession in the House of Baden. Herman V's brother, Heinrich (Henry) establishes the House of Baden-Hachberg, appoints himself Margrave of Hachberg, and bases himself at Hochburg Castle near Emmendingen, north of Freiburg.