This fortress was erected in around 1300 by the Archbishop of Mainz as
protection against the Counts Palatine. Although it had survived
numerous wars and times of occupation unscathed, Heimburg Castle
eventually fell prey to the troops of the Sun King Louis XIV in the year
1689. The castle changed hands many times before it was bought by the
industrial magnate Hugo Stinnes. He converted it to a neo-Gothic-style
summer residence with a square layout.
Heimburg / Burg Hohneck