This website is a collection of German medieval folklore, its myth and sagas, as well as the greatest German castles, many well-known, others less so. Of course, it is also a celebration of the great German knights who inhabited these castles and often fought multiple campaigns to maintain and expand their holdings during the ever shifting political landscape.
Tannhäuser was a German knight and poet. He is particularly well known for his ‘Minnelieder’, a style of medieval love songs. The real-life Tannhäuser is often confused with the mythical…Keep reading
Castle Hornberg is a stronghold 228m above the Neckar valley in Germany’s southern state of Baden Württemberg. Originally, it consisted of two independent structures, which were eventually incorporated by a…Keep reading
Castle Windeck, which is also called Alt-Windeck, is a ruin in the Black forest region of Baden Württemberg in the south of Germany. It was build around 1200 at an…Keep reading
Castle Rodenstein is situated in the Odenwald region of Hesse on a hill at around 322m hight. As the name suggested, parts of the forest had to be cleared to…Keep reading
The Magic Chickens of Castle Alt-Windeck
Close to the town of Bühl the ruins of castle Alt-Windeck can be seen and its towers offer a spectacular view of the area, all the way to close by…Keep reading
The Legend of Fritz vom Rodenstein
Castle Rodenstein in the Odenwald area of southern Hesse is famous for its many myths and legends. One of them is about knight Fritz, whose loyal service and courages acts…Keep reading
Castle Jagsthausen, also known as ‘Götzenburg’, is situated in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg and is the traditional home of the lords of Berlichingen, including their most famous member, Götz…Keep reading
Castle Stolzenfest is a Rhineland palace near Koblenz, situated on the site that was once a medieval stronghold, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine…Keep reading
Georg von Frundsberg
Georg von Frundsberg was a German knight and leader of the Landsknechte, fighting for the Holy Roman Empire and particularly the Habsburg House. During his time, he was known for…Keep reading
The Legend of Hildegard, Charlemagne’s wife
This is a legend about Charlemagne and his half-brother Taland, who falls in love with Hildegard, Charlemagne’s wife. When the emperor Charlemagne returned from Spain, he had to leave immediately…Keep reading
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