Ruins of Schwarzenfels Castle
Impressive even from a distance: the Schwarzenfels castle and palace complex in the Main-Kinzig district on the edge of the Spessart. Initially planned as a defensive base, it was later used as an official residence and widow‘s seat as well as the residence of the Lords of Hanau. Today it is an impressive cultural monument, a youth hostel and a popular destination for excursions.
At a glance
36391 Sinntal, Schwarzenfels
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On the Hopfenberg high above the Sinntal in the Main-Kinzig district, 700 years of eventful history rise up. Over the course of time, Schwarzenfels Castle, which probably owes its name to the black rock beneath it, has been used for various purposes: as a defence post, court, office, dowager‘s seat and residence.
For new functions, they rebuilt and expanded it again and again. This can be seen from afar. A two-part complex catches the eye, consisting of the ruins of the core castle with a mighty medieval keep and a representative renaissance building. The castle offers visitors a magnificent view of the nearby Rhön hills and the northern Spessart region.