The mighty ruins of the Hohenurach fortress

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Comments (6)

János Nagy on January 12, 2009

Very good lights!!! Beautiful!

Regards Jani

cbaisan on January 13, 2009

Nice light in this photo Peter. It seems a very interesting place with a long history, parts of the ruin being nearly 1,000 years old and the whole place being in ruin for more than 200 years. (I cannot understand all the german in translation...) Interesting that it is not protected and anyone may walk here and take in the view. Seems a very nice place for photos. Regards, Chris

Peter Schneider on January 13, 2009

Jani and Lina, thank you for your kind words and for the star, respectively!

Greetings, Peter

Chris, I´m glad about your interest in these ruins. We´ve got lots of ruins in the region where I live, most of them can be visited without a fee. Some of them are really still great (I recommend my tag "Ruine Reussenstein" for another example), others are not more than a few stones left upon a rock (nearly all of them were built on top of a rock to make it easy to defend them against attacks). Nobody does any harm to them, so why should they not be open for everyone? We´ve got a lot of castles, too, most of them are private property, they mostly can´t be visited or you have to pay for a guided tour. I´ve posted another picture I took on Sunday from Hohenurach, it shows more of the walls that remained...

Greetings, Peter

marita1004 on January 15, 2009

PETER Wunderschöne Komposition im Abendlicht. Grüsse Marita

Marilyn Whiteley on February 4, 2009

Very beautiful colours and composition. Outstanding!

Greetings, Marilyn

Paul_V._Lashkevich on April 9, 2012


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 11, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Peter Schneider
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
    • Taken on 2009/01/11 16:16:18
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash