Wine Festival in Castle Ruins

[ Castle Ruins Homburg ]

Castle Ruines Homburg


The Castle Ruines Homburg is located near Gössenheim  in the Main-Spessart region of Lower Franken.  It is the largest castle ruines in Germany.

It was built in the early 1170’s by the Würzburger Ministeriale, “Herren von Hohenberg”, who lived in Adelsberg – about 5km away.  The arena in front of the castle was built in the early Gothic era (about 1235) and was expanded in 1470.


Over the ages the castle withstood several wars without significant damage, but an internal fire in 1680 was the beginning of its downfall.  From then on it deteriorated due to natural causes.


After the World War, the people of Gössenheim began plundering the castle for the stones in its walls, to use as building material to rebuild their own houses.   Eventually the government placed it under protection of historical monuments.


Today it is a popular tourist attraction and once a year, the site of a wine and music festival.

The Wine Fest (18 August 2013)

Some AWFUL Movies

Filmed by the world's WORST movie producer: "me".

Wine Fest Castle Ruins Homburg (18 AUG 2013)
Taken in the beginning, before it got dark.
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Wine Fest Castle Ruins Homburg 2 (18 AUG 2013)
After a few glasses of wine, the fest is best viewed when laying on the table.
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Wine Fest Castle Ruins Homburg 3 (18 AUG 2013
Long movie of the castle burning.
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