... we just started. There is still a lot to do!!!
I would like to acknowledge everybody who spent his time and helped to renovate the castle in any way
last update: 07.04.11
Call for helpers for the archaeological excavations
(as litte compensation you are invited to stay in the castle hotel for free during the excavation time!!!)
- Excavating the hidden entrance to the big hall "Knappensaal" as emergency exit and the adjacent room in the upper garden
The next room in the upper garden including a staircase is currently excavated.
Excavated entrance between big hall and garden.
- Excavation and removal of approx. 30 tons of rubble and the excavation of an old helical stair into the refilled upper floor.
Pictures with a video camera into the refilled room above the beer garden
top: view on the south wall and to the west onto the rock
middle: view to the north onto to hidden entrance and a closed window to the east
bottom: view to the east with the entrance chimney for the camera
rehabilitated vault and excavated strair into the refilled upper floor
- Excavation of the lower part of the former main entrance and the south wall
Approx. 1.5m below the ground surface an old staircase was found.
The further way down to the city is still a secret and leads through an adjacent property.
Lower part of the former main entrance with a view from the south before and after the removal of the fill