In 1356, the archbishop of Treves received permission from the emperor to build a castle in order to protect his estate on the Rhine against the Counts of Katzenelnbogen further upstream. Completed in 1388, Peterseck Castle was built within sight of Rheinfels Castle, which belonged to the Katzenelnbogen family. Legend has it that the owners of Neukatzenelnbogen Castle, which was abbreviated to ‘Katz’ (cat), gave the smaller castle of the bishop the name ‘Maus’ (mouse). In the 14th and at the start of the 15th century, it was the residence of the Electors of Treves.
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thebig_d81 (777) 2005-06-03 13:47
I remember seeing lots of the type of castles travelling up the rine river. The caslte has a lot of character however it really needs to take up a little bit more of the picture. If you could times the size of the castle by 2 you would have a fantastic shot. Let me know when you post some more castle pics.
lukie (0) 2005-07-08 12:10
This is a beautiful castle, good point of view, but a bit unsharp...