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Nippenburg Castle
Nippenburg Wappen.png
German: Nippenburg
Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg
Near Schwieberdingen in Germany
The ruins of Nippenburg Castle during the day, 2010
Nippenburg Castle, c. 2010
Map of the ruins of the Nippenburg
The Nippenburg
Location of the Nippenburg within Baden-Württemberg
Location of the Nippenburg within Baden-Württemberg
Nippenburg Castle
Location in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates 48°51′41″N 9°3′30″E / 48.86139°N 9.05833°E / 48.86139; 9.05833Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 9°3′30″E / 48.86139°N 9.05833°E / 48.86139; 9.05833
Type Spornburg
Site information
Open to
the public
Condition Ruin
Site history
Built 1100 (1100)
In use 1721 (1721)
Materials Stone
Fate Fell into ruin

Nippenburg, both the ruined castle built on a mountain spur overlooking the Glems river valley and the farming village it was constructed at, is located 295 m above sea level (NN) and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Stuttgart's city center near the town of Schwieberdingen. The oldest record of the Nippenburg's existence is from the Codex Hirsaugiensis of 1160,[1] making it among the very oldest castles in the vicinity of Stuttgart. Today, all that remains of the castle is the high curtain wall and outer bailey, and a large barn built in 1483 thanks to a short lived effort in the early 1980s to restore these items.


The Nippenburg was built by a local family of Knights in the Twelfth Century,[2] though it could have been originally built in the 9th Century.[3]

In the 17th Century, the castle was positioned favorably: lying on a mountain spur over-half the Glems valley and built in direct proximity to the manor-house lock Nippenburg. In following centuries the castle was heavily quarried and abandoned. The ruins are with high walls and fortifications as well as a substantial scrub. In the 1980s, the building was partially restored to its 1483 condition.

See also


  • Theurer, Helmut; von Ertingen, Karl Magnus Graf Leutrum (1998). Die Nippenburg. Ihre Geschichte und ihre Geschlechter (2 ed.). Schwieberdingen. 




  1. ^ "Historie". Golfenlage Schloss Nippenburg. 
  2. ^ Theurer, von Ertingen, p. 11
  3. ^ "Die Nippenburg". Municipality of Schwieberdingen. 

External links

  • The Nippenburg on the website of the City of Schwieberdingen (German)
  • The Nippenburg on (German)
  • Homepage of the Schloss Nippenburg golf course (German)

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