Baden-Württemberg

Ortenberg

Ortenberg
The Essential
The village owes its fame to its wine, flowers and fountains. The skyline is dominated by the mighty outline of a 12C castle, demolished in 1678 and rebuilt in 1838 by Friedrich Eisenlohr, who created a neo-Gothic edifice in a style that was very fashionable at the time. The castle is home to a youth hostel. The Mariä Ruh Chapel dates from 1497 and contains some splendid Gothic frescoes.