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Burg Hohenzollern, Germany

Burg Hohenzollern is a castle, about 50km south of Stuttgart, Germany, considered home to the Hohenzollern family that came to power during the Middle Ages and ruled Prussia and Brandenburg until the end of World War I.

The castle was originally constructed in the first part of the 11th century. It was completely destroyed after a 10-month siege in 1423. A second, larger and sturdier castle was constructed from 1454 to 1461. At the end of the 18th century, the castle was thought to have lost its strategic importance and gradually fell into disrepair leading to the demolition of several dilapidated buildings.

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