Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins
Hohentwiel is one of Germany’s largest fortress ruins and is an important cultural and nature monument. Since it was built in 914, the castle has experienced an eventful history. It started out as the Swabian duke’s residence, became the seat of the Zährings and ended up as a Württemberg island in near Austrian territory. Its location in the quite charming countryside of the Hegau region provides the impressive fortress ruins with an additional attractiveness and draws a large number of visitors throughout the year.