The lower part of the lower enclosure wall and its towers still exists. The view from 1643 shows a battlement, upper stories of the towers and crenellated wreaths.
The lower enclosure wall was built during the 15th Century, in the style of medieval fortifications. During the High Middle Ages a castle was defended by its circular wall, battlements and towers. The new fire arms however, demanded new and tactically better positions for shooters.
The lower enclosure wall has four half-round towers and a small rectangular tower. Two square towers are positioned where the enclosure wall ends at the moat. Originally, there were two levels for fire arms in the towers: one at ground level and one on the battlement. Remains of the lower gate can be seen next to the western tower in the lower enclosure.
In the case of war or attack, the lower enclosure served as a refuge for the people and their animals from the nearby Hohenberg villages like Rohrdorf and Ebhausen.
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)