Ronneburg – Germany
I’m still here! I have to explain my silence, can you believe that my computer stopped working again? I had problems with it while traveling and then it stopped turning on completely. I took it to a place 40 minutes away from where I was staying and they refused to do the simple tests they do here in the US and told me that I had to leave it there for 7 days for them to run the tests or fix it. Ummmm no thank you! And I have to say that’s typical for Germany again. I decided to just wait until I was back in the US so I could take it to my local Genius Bar again. They determined that it was my logic board AGAIN. I had a feeling that that’s what it was and I’m happy to report they replaced it at no cost to me. Lets hope it won’t brake a third time. I’ve never had as many problems with my Macs until I had this MacBook. So unbelievably frustrating.
But lets move on shall we? We did lots of things while in Germany but I’m not going to go back and talk about all of it. Today’s post is about a castle we visited that is so worth mentioning though and I just have to write a post about it.
It is Ronneburg castle and you can read about it’s history HERE. I’m not going to get into the long and amazing history of it but will share lots of photos. For this trip it was only my son and me and we both love castles where we don’t have to have a guide lead us through but where we can explore on our own terms and this location lets you do just that. Perfect for kids, especially on Sundays where they have the falcons fly and archery lessons.
You can see the different periods and additions that were built over time and how people used to live on a fortress. The castle was first mentioned in 1258, so you can imagine how amazing it is. HERE is their website which claims that Ronneburg is one of the few castles in the original building state of the 16th century.
My son loved the 96 meter deep well where he got to dump a bucket of water into to hear the long echo:
And he enjoyed putting his mother on public humiliation in medieval style:
As punishment I boiled him:
He was floored again by the cruelty of long lost times in the torture chamber:
Not many words are needed for this post, are they? The photos speak for themselves and how cool this place is, don’t you think so? You can even rent out spaces for weddings or other events.
I have one summery post left about Germany and then I will hopefully get back to normal blogging soon.
I have been asked about my pet series too, so I’m contemplating bringing that back. What do you think?
You can read more travel posts below:
Cochem and Reisburg Cochem
Luxembourg City and Trier (written by my son)
Upside-Down House, Wertheim
Hamburg – St.Pauli (written by my son)
Traveling abroad with fear
that castle is breathtaking…. i love the photos of you and noa, too! love how into it you got! and wow that torture chamber- can you even imagine?!?!!
It’s unimaginable! Noa loves getting spooked like that though.
the pic of your son in the pot is hilarious! i love it!
and YES to the pet series! I love it sooooo much!
I’ll work on getting it back on track then!
Beautiful. Glad your son was put in the gallows.????
It was fun!
Beautiful pictures! I love how you and your son got into it all! Keep traveling… I love the pictures.
Thank you Pam
Your son is so handsome! Know you’re enjoying your visit.
Awww thanks, he’s the love of my life 😉
Loved this post! So interesting! Loved seeing you and your son having a good time! Please bring the pet stories back! Love them so much!
Thanks Kathleen, I’m working on bringing them back! So glad you like it.
That castle looks fabulous! When we were in Scotland, that’s all I wanted to do. I think we toured 9 castles and the ones that were just go at your own pace (no audio books, etc.) were always the best. Looks like you guys had a day full of memories.
Exploring on your own is truly the best and so much fun.
I’ve been to this castle, it’s really interesting.
Totally agree, it’s interesting for sure.
I love living vicariously through you. This trip looks amazing and this castle! I love history!
Thanks it was amazing and exhausting.
so cool! Love all the pictures….now if only we could genius bars and fabulous medieval castles together in the same country, we’d be all set 😉
Yeah that would be great. Just washed my iPhone too so I’m not having any lucky with devices right now.
What an amazing place!! And I love the pics of you and your son – so funny 😉 Looks like a very good time was had by all 😀 xxx
I love spending time with my little man 😉
Woah! I can imagine how grand the castle must have been during its days of glory.