Is there any connection between Nollig Castle and the “Devil’s Ladder of Lorch”? According to this legend, the knight Sabo suffered for his peculiar inhospitable nature with the kidnapping of his daughter by dwarves. The fortification consisted of the free-standing tower and was protected by a shield wall on the mountain side. The term used for this is more a castle watch (watchtower) and less a castle. Nollig Castle was probably constructed at the beginning of the 14th century and secured the hilltop. This made it possible for the city of Lorch to protect itself from attacks from above. What is certain however – as is discernible up to today on the inner side of the preserved remains of the walls – is that a predecessor building made of wood must have existed. This had been covered by stonework at a later stage – a decidedly unusual way of construction. The Nollig ruin is in private ownership today and cannot be entered by visitors. However, the Rheinsteig trail which runs underneath permits a view of the monument.