It is disputed whether the Igelsburg (formerly Engelsburg) in the Habichtswald forest was a real castle. Ancient sketches show just four houses on top of a basalt rock protected by palisades. At which point in time this fortification was built is unknown, but it is believed that it was used by Charles the Great in his war against the Saxons (772 to 804 CE). It was given up somewhen in the 12th or 13th century CE.

The Igelsburg can be found in the Habichtswald between Dörnberg, Ahnatal and Harleshausen. You can explore it and climb to the top, but you need some fantasy to imagine how a fortification at this place has looked like. If you want to climb more or have a rest: the Silbersee lake is just around the corner.


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