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Castle Dagestein

Castle Dagestein
Burg Dagestein in Vilseck

The earliest documentation of the castle was in 1190; however it dates back to the year 930 when it was built to protect the trade route from Nürnberg to Eger (the so-called Golden Street)against enemies. During the centuries parts of the castle were destroyed through war and pillage, but afterwards rebuilt with new buildings added. Between 1269 and 1745 Burg Dagestein was the residence of the local representative of the Bishop of Bamberg, who was the ruler of Vilseck during that time. Afterwards the buildings were used as a storehouse for corn.The basement of the castle tower is the oldest preserved section of the castle and dates back to the 12th century. During the restoration of the castle tower in 2000-2001, a Romanesque portal was uncovered which is a rarity throughout Germany . Wall paintings from the 14th century were also discovered.

The Bergfried Tower is approximately 75 feet high and offers an excellent view of the old town and the surrounding area. During summer time the tower is opened on Sundays and public Holidays from 2pm - 5pm, April - September. The castle’s outer premises can be visited at all times.

[ Source: http://www.vilseck.de/english/index1.htm ]

Related: http://www.dagestein.de/eng/index.php
Address: 92249 Vilseck
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