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    Schloss Veldenz

    Schloss Veldenz in the Mosel Valley region is a Castle ruin about 1.5 km southeast of Veldenz.

    The site is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate in the county of Bernkastel-Wittlich. It is situated on a mountain spur roughly 320 metres above sea level and 180 above the level of the Mosel.

    It is located on the slopes of the Hunsrück in a side valley of the Moselle through which the Veldenzer Bach. The town of Bernkastel-Kues is located four km northeast, the county town of Wittlich is about 15 km northwest, and the nearest big city is Trier 31 km southwest (all distances in a straight line]).



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Veldenz is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the former main seat of the County of Veldenz, once a prominent principality to which belonged 120 villages and towns now in Rhineland-Palatinate and northern Alsace.

Veldenz is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the former main seat of the County of Veldenz, once a prominent principality to which belonged 120 villages and towns now in Rhineland-Palatinate and northern Alsace.

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More about the History of Veldenz

As early as 500 BC, the Treveri, a people of mixed Celtic and Germanic stock, from whom the Latin name for the city of Trier, Augusta Treverorum, is also derived, settled in Veldenz’s fertile valley. After them, from about 50 BC to AD 500 came the Romans. Possibly about the year 1129, Gerlach I built a castle, today’s Schloss Veldenz. In 1286, Rudolph of Habsburg granted Veldenz town and market rights. By 1444, the castle and its environs had passed to the Counts of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, or between 1543 and 1694 the Principality of Palatinate-Veldenz. In 1752, in Burgen near Veldenz, the widely known robber Johann Peter Petri, also known as Schwarzer Peter (“Black Peter”), was born. From 1777 to 1797, Veldenz belonged to Bavaria. In 1835 the Veldenz Lion was adopted as the Bavarian Lion in that kingdom’s coat of arms. Even today, many examples of comital building undertakings from the 18th century can be found, among them the town hall.

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Veldenz is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the former main seat of the County of Veldenz, once a prominent principality to which belonged 120 villages and towns now in Rhineland-Palatinate and northern Alsace.

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