High above the village Ebernburg with its winding alleys lies the fortress of the same name. Ebernburg Castle played an important role in the early days in the age of the Reformation. It was the seat of the famous knight and Franz von Sickingen. He gave refuge after in the years 1517-1522 for personalities who had committed themselves to the Reformation or to the struggle against the power of the Roman Church: Ulrich von Hutten, Martin Bucer, Kaspar Aquila, Johannes Oekolampad and Johannes Schwebel. The castle was destroyed in 1523, rebuilt and destroyed again in 1697. Rebuilt in the 19th century in the style of historicism. Today, it is used as an Family holiday and education center. The Sickingen-Hutten memorial below the castle is a bronze monument of German historicism. It shows the poet Hutten and the knight Sickingen as a symbol of the alliance between power and spirit against the Papists. The monument was created in 1886-89 by the sculptor Ludwig Cauer.
Verkehrsverein Rheingrafenstein e.V.
Berliner Straße 60
55583 Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg
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