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The Imperial Castle of Kyffhausen (German: Reichsburg Kyffhausen) is a medieval castle ruin, situated in the Kyffhäuser hills in Thuringia, close to its border with Saxony-Anhalt. Probably founded about 1000, it superseded the nearby imperial palace (Kaiserpfalz) of Tilleda under the rule of the Hohenstaufen emperors during the 12th and 13th centuries.

The ruins of the castle are located on the northeastern rim of the range on a hill, the Kyffhäuserburgberg (439.7 m), an approximately 800-metre-long eastern spur. The castle in in the parish of Steinthaleben, about 3 kilometres northeast of the village of Rathsfeld, in the Thuringian municipality of Kyffhäuserland, near the town of Bad Frankenhausen in Kyffhäuserkreis. To the north is the plain of Goldene Aue ("Golden Water Meadows", c. 160 m above NN).

Together with the Kyffhäuser Monument, erected on the castle grounds between 1890 and 1896, it is today a popular tourist destination.

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1455 Abduction of the Saxon Princes - 16th century The Reformation - 1525 Battle of Frankenhausen - 1806 Battle of Jena-Auerstedt - 1817 Wartburg Festival - 1920s Weimar National Assembly - 1937-45 Buchenwald concentration camp


Districts (including county towns where the name is different from the district):

1. Wappen Landkreis Altenburger Land.svg Altenburger Land (Altenburg)
2. Wappen Landkreis Eichsfeld.svg Eichsfeld (Heilbad Heiligenstadt)
3. Wappen Landkreis Gotha.svg Gotha
4. Wappen Landkreis Greiz.svg Greiz
5. Wappen Landkreis Hildburghausen.svg Hildburghausen
6. Wappen Ilm-Kreis.svg Ilm-Kreis (Arnstadt)
7. Wappen Kyffhäuserkreis.svg Kyffhäuserkreis (Sondershausen)
8. Wappen Landkreis Nordhausen.svg Nordhausen
9. Wappen Saale-Holzland-Kreis.svg Saale-Holzland-Kreis (Eisenberg)
10. Wappen Saale-Orla-Kreis.svg Saale-Orla-Kreis (Schleiz)
11. Wappen Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.svg Saalfeld-Rudolstadt (Saalfeld/Saale)
12. Wappen Landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen.svg Schmalkalden-Meiningen (Meiningen)
13. Wappen Landkreis Sömmerda.svg Sömmerda
14. Wappen Landkreis Sonneberg.svg Sonneberg
15. Wappen Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.svg Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis (Mühlhausen)
16. Wappen Wartburgkreis.svg Wartburgkreis (Bad Salzungen)
17. Wappen Landkreis Weimarer Land.svg Weimarer Land (Apolda)



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