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The Counts of Hohnstein, together with the Counts of Ilefeld who had married into them, inherited the lordship of the South Harz from Konrad. An arch, part of the Hohnstein ruins The ruins of Hohnstein Castle Hohnstein Castle — entranceway Honstein Castle was built in the time of the Hohenstaufen - Guelph conflict for the throne.

Honstein Castle soon became militarily outdated. During the Peasants' WarHonstein was still seen as a secure fortification and was therefore selected by the abbott of Ilfeld Abbey to protect himself and the abbey treasure.

The Counts of Hohnstein, together with the Counts of Ilefeld who had married into them, inherited the lordship of the South Harz from Konrad.

Category:Burg Hohnstein (Harz)

In an inn was built below the ruins. In the course of the following decades and centuries the castle ruins continued to decay. Only a few usable remnants could be recovered from the blackened ruins following the withdrawal of Vitztum's troops; these included the clock from the castle chapel and the altar of the palace chapel.

Hohnstein Castle is one of the largest and best-preserved castle ruins in Germany and is located near Neustadt in the vicinity of Nordhausen in Thuringia. The Stollbergs could not or would not meet this ultimatumso Vitztum had his soldiers set fire to the already heavily plundered castle on Christmas Eve of Whilst the Counts of Hohnstein saw out the end of their reign at Lohra Castle they died out inHohnstein Castle was sold into the possession of the Counts of Stolbergwho modernised the fort militarily and structurally at great expense including an artillery tower and turned it into a typical Renaissance Schloss.

Its foundation is attributed to Konrad von Sangerhausen, a relative of the legendary Thuringian count, Louis the Springer.