Dillenburg historic trail
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Panoramaansicht Oranienstadt DillenburgPhoto: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, Oranienstadt Dillenburg
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Dillenburg Castle was first mentioned in 1130 and received its town charter in 1344 from Emperor Ludwig IV the Bavarian. Dillenburg was the ancestral seat of the Oran branch of the House of Nassau. In the 16th century, Dillenburg Castle was built as the main residence of the Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg, which from 1536 onwards was simultaneously expanded into a contemporary fortress and given a strong, approximately 20-metre-high fortification wall, which still gives the castle hill its imposing appearance today. In 1760, during the Seven Years' War, the French fired red-hot bullets at Dillenburg Castle and destroyed it. In 1768, the fortifications were dismantled by demolishing most of the buildings and filling in the casemates. With the stones of the destroyed castle, a new government quarter was built in Wilhelmstraße.
Combine the Dillenburg city tour with a visit to one of our events in the region.
Tips and hintsThe Wilhelmsturm and Villa Grün are seasonally closed from 02 November to March.
From April to October, the Wilhelmsturm and Villa Grün are open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, Monday is a day of rest.
Public-transport-friendlyFrom Dillenburg railway station to the starting point, the tourist information office, it is a 15-minute walk (1.1 km).
Getting thereThe Oranienstadt Dillenburg is located directly on the A45 motorway, but is also easy to reach via the B277.
ParkingFree parking at the Dillenburg stadium (Stadionstraße 8, 35683 Dillenburg).
EquipmentIf you are planning a tour of the casemates, take sturdy shoes and a jacket with you.
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