Schloss Marienfels

53424 Remagen

Marienfels Castle, built in 1859, owes its name to the legend of the “Devil on the Castle Hill”: according to this, Lucifer lived in a cave on the hill on which it stands. As the sugar producer Eduard Frings acquired the 100,000-square metre surrounding hillside area near Remagen and commissioned the military engineer Karl Schnitzler with the construction of a representative summer seat, the activity drove the devil away. Frings had a larger than life Madonna figure built - as an antidote against the spook and protection against the devil coming back. Marienfels Castle is in private ownership and cannot be visited.

Marienfels Castle, built in 1859, owes its name to the legend of the “Devil on the Castle Hill”: according to this, Lucifer lived in a cave on the hill on which it stands. As the sugar producer Eduard Frings acquired the 100,000-square metre surrounding hillside area near Remagen and commissioned the military engineer Karl Schnitzler with the construction of a representative summer seat, the activity drove the devil away. Frings had a larger than life Madonna figure built - as an antidote against the spook and protection against the devil coming back. The Castle is a magnificent testimonial of Prussian Rhine romanticism, to which the architect Schnitzer even added a mediaeval- looking bergfried. With the tower, Karl Schnitzler - who as fortress architect was just as significant for the construction of the Prussian fortress Ehrenbreitstein - wanted to simulate a long history for the castle, entirely in the sense of romanticism. Marienfels Castle is in private ownership and cannot be visited.

Schloss Marienfels
Schloss Marienfels_
Schloss Marienfels vom Rhein aus gesehen

Schloss Marienfels

53424 Remagen
Schloss Marienfels
53424 Remagen


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