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Nassau Castle was the original seat of the House of Nassau in Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate. The ruins of the castle are situated on a rock outcropping about 390 ft. above the Lahn River. The House of Nassau was an aristocratic dynasty among whose descendants are the present-day rulers of the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The castle was founded around 1100 by Count Dudo-Henry of Laurenburg, the founder of the House of Nassau. In 1120, Dudo-Henry's sons and succeessors, Counts Robert I and Arnold I of Laurenburg, established themselves at Nassau Castle with its tower. They renovated and extended the castle complex in 1124.
The castle came into the possession of the State Castle Administration of Rhineland-Palatinate (Staatliche Schlösserverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz) in 1965. Starting in 1976 restoration of the keep took place. Its hipped roof and merlon, as well as the side towers, were again reconstructed after the etching by Merian and the six to eight meters high arcaded vault in its interiors were restored. Furthermore, the opening to the dungeon of the tower was cleared. The reconstruction of the palas and its knights hall followed from 1979-80. During the course of the restoration the late-Gothic window-arcades were rediscovered.
The main building today accommodates a restaurant, while the keep can be visited free of charge.
Nassau Castle, located in Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, was the original seat of the House of Nassau. The ruins of the castle are situated on a rock outcropping about 120 m (390 ft) above the Lahn River. The House of Nassau was an aristocratic dynasty among whose descendants are the present-day rulers of the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The castle was founded around 1100 by Count Dudo-Henry of Laurenburg (German: Dudo-Heinrich von Laurenburg), the founder of the House of Nassau. In 1120, Dudo-Henry's sons and successors, Counts Robert I (German: Ruprecht; also translated Rupert) and Arnold I of Laurenburg, established themselves at Nassau Castle with its tower. They renovated and extended the castle complex in 1124.
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Nassau is a town located in the German Land (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies in the Lahn River valley between the cities of Bad Ems (Bad Ems vacation rentals | Bad Ems travel guide) and Limburg an der Lahn (Limburg an der Lahn vacation rentals | Limburg an der Lahn travel guide).
Nassau is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde (
collective municipality) Nassau. The city sits on the German-Dutch holiday road Oranier-Route. As of 2002, it had a population of 5,209.
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Located in Nassau, south of the Lahn River, is the Nassau Castle. It is the eponymous ancestral seat of the counts of Nassau and thus the joint ancestral castle of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg and Dutch royal house of Nassau. In the city is the Steinische Hof, the seat of the Reichsfreiherren (Barons) vom und zum Stein, and birthplace of the Prussian Reformers and Minister Heinrich Friedrich Karl, Reichsfreiherr vom und zum Stein.
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Nassau was first mentioned as the Villa Nassova estate of the Bishopric of Worms (Worms vacation rentals | Worms travel guide) in a 915 deed. It received town privileges rights together with nearby Dausenau and Scheuern in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV. Count Dudo-Heinrich of Laurenburg had the Burg Nassau built about 1100 and his descendants began to call themselves the Counts of Nassau. Count Adolf of Nassau was elected King of the Romans from 1292 until his death on 2nd of July, 1298. The Counts of Nassau married also into the line of the neighbouring Counts of Arnstein (Arnstein vacation rentals | Arnstein travel guide) (Obernhof / Attenhausen), founders of the monastery at Arnstein. After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the town became part of the Duchy of Nassau.
The city Nassau is the original namesake of the Duchy of Nassau, the royal House of Orange-Nassau, the Prussian province of Hessen Nassau. Its name has also spawned a multitude of other places in the Americas, such as Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, and Nassau County, New York, in the United States. The name has also been used for ships, buildings, and even a type of bet used in golf.
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Nassau is a town located in the German Land (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies in the Lahn River valley between the cities of Bad Ems and Limburg an der Lahn.
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