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Castle ruin Sporkenburg

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Imposing castle ruin on a mountain spur

The Sporkenburg is the ruin of a late medieval spur castle. The tower castle is located on a roughly rectangular spur above the Emsbach. The spur drops steeply to the west, south and east. In the north, a moat is situated in front of the castle. The outer defensive fortifications and the kennel to the south have almost completely disappeared. The core castle is 35 metres long and 18 metres wide. It has no keep. On the north side, the castle has a five-storey shield wall, reinforced with Tourelles, slightly bent, with a height of almost 20 metres. In the western shield wall was the entrance to the core castle. On the southern side of the densely built core castle was the palace, the outer walls of which have been preserved. The eastern part of the core castle is completely detached. This text is based on the article Sporkenburg from the open encyclopedia Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.

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56130 Bad Ems


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