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Nassau Castle

Nassau Castle
Nassau Castle

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.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Nassau ]

Related: http://www.burgnassau.de/
Address: Burgbergweg, 56377 Nassau an der Lahn
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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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