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Sausenberg Castle today is a modest ruin, barely sign-posted, gradually being reclaimed by the trees at the western edge of the Black Forest, near the modern day town of Kandern. In its day, however, Sausenberg was the seat of the Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg, a near 200 year dynasty out of the House of Baden that accumulated most of the land of the south western corner of Germany, that today is called Markgräflerland (Margrave's Land).
The Castle of Sausenberg
The first record of Sausenberg is dated to 1120, when the 668m (c. 2200ft) peak...
Rudolph von Baden-Hachberg, the younger son of Heinrich (Henry) II, Margrave of Hachberg, establishes the Hachberg-Sausenberg line. This branch of the extended Baden nobility takes its name from the family seat of Sausenberg Castle near Kandern, built by the Baden-Hachbergs in 1240.
Through Rudolph's marriage in 1298 or 1299 to Agnes, heiress of Rötteln, the Hachberg-Sausenbergs comes into possession in 1315 of Rötteln Castle, near the modern day Swiss border at Lörrach. In 1444 they acquire Badenweiler Castle.
On the death of Philip von Hach...