Hohenburg castle sits high above the town on a basalt cone. In the Thirty Years War, the castle was attacked by imperial troops and surrendered after great opposition. At this time, the legend of the White Woman also arose. A woman had fallen into the well and poisoned the water, so the castle could not be defended due to the water shortage. After its destruction in the Thirty Years War, the castle was not rebuilt again.

Since 1936, the local community has been engaged in the preservation of the castle ruins and the investigation of the castle history. For example, the castle well was uncovered and the horse stable cellar restored. From the look-out tower restored in 1958, you can enjoy a broad vista over North Hesse.

Opening hours

Freely accessible at all times


In the summer, the lower fortress courtyard is a showplace for cultural events such as the Rock Festival.


Restaurant Zum Burgberg

Easter – October: Tues. – Sun., noon – 8 pm

November – March: Wed – Thurs., 4 pm – 10 pm; Fri. – Sat., noon – 10 pm; Sun., holidays, noon – 7 pm; Mon. – Tues. closed

Telephone: (49) (0) 56 81/93 750 75


Tourist-Information Homberg (Efze)

Marktplatz 19
34576 Homberg (Efze)
Phone: +49 5681 - 939161

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