Obere Burg

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Obere Burg
Obere Burg Schellenberg1.JPG
Alternative names Burg Neu-Schellenberg
General information
Type Ruined castle
Location Schellenberg, Liechtenstein
Coordinates 47°13′58″N 9°33′15″E / 47.2329°N 9.5542°E / 47.2329; 9.5542Coordinates: 47°13′58″N 9°33′15″E / 47.2329°N 9.5542°E / 47.2329; 9.5542
Construction started built around 1200, first written record from 1348
Owner Historisches Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Historical Association of the Principality of Liechtenstein) [1]

Obere Burg ("Upper Castle"), also known colloquially as Burg Neu-Schellenberg ("Castle of Neu-Schellenberg"), is a castle ruin located in the municipality of Schellenberg, Liechtenstein. It lies at the western edge of Hinterschloss, one of the burroughs in the village of Neu-Schellenberg. It is freely open to tourists. Due to its close proximity to Hinterschloss, it is probably the most easily accessible of all Liechtenstein castles.[2][3][4] Obere Burg is one of the five existing castles in Liechtenstein and one of the three ruined ones in the country.

History[edit]

Obere Burg is the larger and older one of the two ruined castles in the Municipality of Schellenberg. Its construction was finished already around 1200. The castles's first appearance in written records occurred on the 10th of January 1348. According to current estimates, it was inhabited until roughly the 16th century, when it was abandoned[why?] and ceased to function as a residence. In the following centuries, the castle lost its military purpose and became a ruin. In 1956, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein handed over ownership of the heavily overgrown ruin to the Historisches Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Historical Association of the Principality of Liechtenstein). This institution is the current owner and caretaker of the ruin and oversees its research, upkeep and preservation.[5][6][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historisches Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Historical Association of the Principality of Liechtenstein)". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Liechtenstein : The Official Tourism Site - Culture & Cuisine - Places of historical interest : The Castle Ruins in Schellenberg". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Photos of Obere Burg Castle". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Photo gallery of Liechtenstein and Luxembourg castles, including photos of Obere Burg". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Castles owned by the Historisches Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Historical Association of the Principality of Liechtenstein)". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  6. ^ Cornelia Herrmann. Die Kunstdenkmäler des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Das Oberland. In: Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte GSK: Die Kunstdenkmäler der Schweiz. Bern 2007, ISBN 978-3-906131-85-6. 
  7. ^ "Obere Burg on Burgenwelt.de (in German)". 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Ground plan of Obere Burg on Burgenwelt.de (in German)". 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 

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