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Rötteln Castle is one of the most imposing castles in south west Germany and is today, after Hochberg and Hohenbaden, the third largest ruin in Baden. It's position on the southern edge of the Black Forest close to the Rhine, above the Wiese valley (near the modern town of Lörrach), and its extensive fortifications made it one of the most significant castles in south west Germany. Although first mentioned in 1259, the castle was probably first built long before then. It was the seat of the Lords of Rötteln (who first appear in the historical re...
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Having been taken by Protestant Margrave of Baden-Durlach troops two years earlier, Kastelburg Castle above Waldkirch - in the Black Forest north east of Freiburg - is recovered by troops of the Catholic Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War. However, the position proves untenable in the face of advancing Swedish troops allied to the Protestant cause, and on 15th March 1634 imperial troops destroy the castle to prevent its use by the enemy.
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