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Kastelburg sits in the Black Forest north east of Freiburg, on the slopes above Waldkirch and the river Elz. It is reached from Waldkirch train station by a short forest walk that is guarded by prominent figures from its history. Built sometime after 1254 to defend the town, control trade through the valley, and generally act as the focal point of the territory of the small Schwarzenberger dynasty, the castle was destroyed nearly 400 years later during the Thirty Years War.  By 1293 the Lords of Schwarzenberg had become vassals of the Austrian...
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