The first written mention of the place of
Sauerburg originates from the year 1120 in the so-called "Conradus
da Waldekke". 1355-1361 construction of the castle "Surburne"
at the behest of Count Ruprecht with the permission of the
archbishop Gerlach of Mainz.
In the following centuries the castle has
gone through several constructions and destructions, like
the destruction of 1689 by the self-called "sun god"
Louis XIV, whome was mistakenly attributet the guiding principle
of absolutism "L'Etat, c'est moi! I am the state!".
In the 14th century castles were often used
for administration in the vicinity of a customs facility and
were also often used for hunting. The area around the Sauerburg
1291 belonged the castle palatine's at rhine. They belonged
to the important customs facility "Kaub" and the
Sauerburg was supposed to protect it. It also should protect
from the nearby castle "Waldeck". In the year 2004
the Sauerburg was completely renovated and is now a gem and
landmark for the "Sauerthal".
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