The well tower protrudes like a bastion from the eastern castle wall. Merian’s engraving shows an upper story, which was at the level of the courtyard und had a tread-wheel to obtain water. The well tower could be reached from the castle as well as from the lower enclosure.
In 1644 the bailiff described the well as being a fine well with lively springs and even healthy water. However, it needed to be repaired. The roof of the Well Tower was covered with boards.
For wells like this it would often be necessary to dig down 20 to 100 meters in the cliffs in order to reach water. Sometimes it was necessary to dig all the way down to the valley. Hohennagold lies 135 meters above the valley where the Nagold River and the Waldach River flow together. There were also several springs on the castle mountain. It is unknown how deeply the well had to be excavated until water was reached. The curb, or round stone boarder of the well, is the only part of the well still visible. The well shaft has been buried since the 17th Century.
The outer bailey is also called tournament garden and dates back to the 15th century. (Learn more)
The moat with its steep sides separates the outer bailey from the main castle. (Learn more)
The basic form of the medieval main castle is a triangle. (Learn more)
The watch-tower was the last refuge and defence post. (Learn more)
The tower dwelling type of residence was situated on the eastern side of the castle. (Learn more)
The hay house was evidently located on the eastern side of the castle. (Learn more)
Traces and remains of the house with a gable, tower dwelling and stairway. (Learn more)
Collections of stone balls are on the small bastion. (Learn more)
The foundation of a predecessor tower and part of the shield wall are the oldest remaining parts of the castle. (Learn more)
The harp creates gentle sounds when the wind is strong enough. (Learn more)
Its position was probably between the northwestern tower and the watchtower. (Learn more)
The well tower protrudes like a bastion from the eastern castle wall. (Learn more)
The lower enclosure wall was built in the style of medieval fortifications. (Learn more)