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Anno 1161

First official mention

History of the Ehrenburg

History of the Ehrenburg

In 1161 Emperor Frederick I (“Barbarossa”) settles a dispute between the archbishop of Trier and the Rhenish Count Palatine over the possession of the castle. This gives rise to the first mention of the Ehrenburg in contemporary documents.

Friends of the Ehrenburg

Friends of the Ehrenburg

The Freundeskreis der Ehrenburg e.V. or Friends of the Ehrenburg was founded in 1993. The association endeavours to preserve and manage the cultural site of Ehrenburg Castle.

The legend of the kissing niche

The legend of the kissing niche

Legend has it that lovers who promise each other eternal loyalty here will stay together for the rest of their lives.