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Back to summer...


My photo shows the donjon and the so called "Frauenhaus" (women's house") of Castle "Sterrenberg", situated at a steep rock above the small town Kamp-Bornhofen in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Sterrenberg is mentioned already in the year 1190 and therewith one of the oldest castles in the whole Rhine valley.
An interesting detail: The original entrance to this white castle's keep - as you can see - is in a hight of 7 m above the rock on which this tower was built. In former times one only could enter this building with the help of a suitable ladder.
Only 200 m beeline away, on another rock, there is Castle "Liebenstein". The two are called "adversary brothers" (in German: feindliche Brüder) because of the disputes between the families of the two lords of the castles. Till today you can see the so called "conflict walls" (in German: Streitmauern) between the two castles.
The view from both castles really is breathtaking - especially sitting here in summer in one of the most beautiful beer gardens I know - straight behind this donjon - high above Rhine river. You can see a part of it in the workshop.

In the workshop you also can see a view from the donjon over to castle Liebenstein and - in the foreground - you can see the "conflict wall" protecting castle Sterrenberg against shots from the "neighbours".

The picture was stitched out of two vertical photos.


You can see the situation of both castles here. At the rightmost part of the photo you even can see one of the yellow sunshades of the beergarden of castle Sterrenberg ;-)

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