Dagstuhl Castle

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The tower at Dagstuhl Castle.
View of the ruins.

Dagstuhl Castle (in German: Burgruine Dagstuhl or Burg Dagstuhl) is a ruined castle on the top of a hill near the town of Wadern, kreis Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It overlooks the newer Schloss Dagstuhl in the valley below, which is historic but has been converted for use as a conference centre.

The castle was founded by Knight Boemund of Saarbrücken sometime before 1290, probably for Bohemond I von Warnesberg, Archbishop of Trier. The name derives from the German word for roof, "Dach", because of the roof-like shape of the hill on which the castle stands.[1]

The castle ruins have been archaeologically explored and were improved for public access in 2004.

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Coordinates: 49°31′52″N 6°53′47″E / 49.5311°N 6.8965°E / 49.5311; 6.8965