Harburg is a city in Bavaria located in the valley of the Wörnitz River and is part of the Romantic Road. Harburg Castle is historically significant to the city and for this reason it is also known as the "Castle City". Built in the 11th century, it is one of the best preserved castles in southern Germany in its authentic form.
The castle was designed and built to serve not only for defense but also as a home for the inhabitants during a possible attack. For this, its enormous dimensions - length 220 m and width 120 m, with walls up to 3 m thick in some sections, a well of great depth and storehouses for food supplies - were foreseen in the construction of this large facility.
The battle towers used for observation and defense were built in the 15th century. Three gates lead to the interior of the castle and a stone bridge crossing a moat. The castle has never once fallen into foreign hands, and perhaps that is why it has preserved its medieval appearance. Located on a hill 480 m above sea level, the surrounding landscape is picturesque and the view of the city is fascinating.
Between the walls of the castle stand out the half-timbered house of the bailiff, the oldest church in Harburg "St. Michael", the digestive tower and the bakery. The rich library, together with valuable works of art of Prince Eugen, was in Harburg Castle, but today it is stored in the central library of the University of Augsburg. The castle is open for visits from mid-March to the end of October.

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