Gutenfels Castle

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Gutenfels Castle
Burg Gutenfels
Kaub
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Coordinates 50°5′16.1″N 7°45′56.2″E / 50.087806°N 7.765611°E / 50.087806; 7.765611
Type Medieval castle
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Site history
Built 1220

Gutenfels Castle (German: Burg Gutenfels), also known as Caub Castle, is a castle 110m above the town of Kaub in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It was built in 1220. It was used with Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhein and the fortified town of Kaub on the far side to provide an impenetrable toll zone for the Holy Roman Emperor until Prussia purchased the area (1866) and ended this toll in 1867. The castle is in part of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site added in 2002.

Kaub, with the castles of Pfalzgrafenstein and Gutenfels

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