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Travel Insider Tips for Dilsberg
Dilsberg is a district of the city Neckargemünd (Neckargemünd vacation rentals | Neckargemünd travel guide) in-Württemberg, Rhein-Neckar district and is situated in Neckar-Odenwald Nature Park. The mountain fortress of Dilsberg is located on the top of a mountain. The historic center of Dilsberg is visible above the Neckar on a mountain ridge in a loop. The town has 2,126 inhabitants (as of 30 June 2004). Besides the main town there is a built-up areas of the centers of Neuhof, Dilsbergerhof and Rainbach.
One of our Live Like a German apartment that we recommend is particular interesting: You inhabit a beautiful historical timbered holiday house dating of the 17th Century. The house is in the midst of the fortress Dilsberg, from where you have an excellent view over the Neckar Valley. Having all comfort and being furnished in an antique fashion, your holidays will become an unforgettable event. Venture trips to Heidelberg, with its palace and the picturesque old town, to the palace of Schwetzingen (Schwetzingen vacation rentals | Schwetzingen travel guide), to Neckarsteinach (Neckarsteinach vacation rentals | Neckarsteinach travel guide), or you can drive in the wonderful lower Odenwald to Eberbach, Michelstadt (Michelstadt vacation rentals | Michelstadt travel guide), Amorbach (Amorbach vacation rentals | Amorbach travel guide) and Miltenberg (Miltenberg vacation rentals | Miltenberg travel guide).
The town itself dates back to early Roman settlements in 100 AD. Around 1,000 AD, the region around Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide) has become popular amongst royalty and the church. Dilsberg Castle was erected in 1150 and several royal families lived in the castle for the next few hundred years. In 1803, the region lost its importance as a result of the Napoleon’s battles and shifts in government. Shortly after, the castle was turned into a prison and in 1822 construction material of the castle was torn down and reused to erect new buildings. Partial restoration started back in 1895.
Some of the other features of the town of Dilsberg include its two beautiful little churches, one Catholic, one Protestant. Despite its size, there are a couple of small fields where concerts are held on the Castle grounds, and annually the Dilsberg festival features a lot of medieval activities. The surrounding area invites to extended walks, hiking and biking tours. (Source: Veste Dilsberg)
What to see
Dilsberg Castle — Berfeste Dilsberg is a castle on a mountain over the Neckar River in Neckargemünd, Germany. The castle was built by the counts of Lauffen in the 12th century. In the 13th century it became the main castle for the counts. In the 14th century it became part of the Electoral Palatinate and received Stadtrecht in 1347. During the Thirty Years War, the castle was considered impregnable until imperial forces under Tilly took the castle in 1622 after a long siege. In 1799, French forces tried and failed to storm the castle. A 46-meter deep well helped keep the defenders supplied during this assault. In the 19th century the castle fell to ruin. The castle was used more as a quarry. Today the castle and its town is a tourist attraction and is administered by the Staatlichen Schössern und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, attracting thousands of visitors. For more info visit:.www.burgdilsberg.de (Source: Wikipedia)
Apart from the Heidelberg Castle, the second most impressive sight on the Neckar River is that of the small town of Dilsberg. As you follow the Neckar upstream, this town will appear like a fortress on top of a tall hill, only partly occluded by a Gate to Dilsberg Castle and a few trees. Dilsberg is a classic example of a dual-town - the touristic part of town that it physically separate and draws hordes of people, and the really sleepy peaceful town that everybody ignores but whose residents seem very content. The Castle was rebuilt into a tourist haven and culture center after a significant restoration effort returned it to its former glory. Most of the wall and several of the towers inside were completely renovated. Only a few cafés and guesthouses are inside the city wall, most of the Festung was residential. Visitors can enter the Castle Ruins (Burgruine), climb its towers, and walk the guard wall to catch beautiful glimpses of the Neckar Valley. (Source: Tompgalvin)
Things to See in Dilsberg
Bergfeste Dilsberg, the castle stronghold of the city
Catholic Church of St. Bartholemew
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More about the History of Dilsberg
Dilsberg has survived many a war due to its stronghold in the middle of the city. The fortress was originally used as a state prison, as well as a detention room for students of the University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide), but in 1826 it became released for use until the partial demolition and restoration in 1895 as a quarry. In 1973, the city was incorporated into Neckargemünd (Neckargemünd vacation rentals | Neckargemünd travel guide).
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Dilsberg is a district of the city Neckargemünd in-Württemberg, Rhein-Neckar district and is situated in Neckar-Odenwald Nature Park. The mountain fortress of Dilsberg is located on the top of a mountain.
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