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I do not know any other medieval castle that was destroyed as many times as the castle in Burg Sooneck, Germany was. The castle was built in the 13th century and since that time it suffered from such popular 'royal stars' as Rudolf I who played a vital role in establishing the Habsburg dynasty and Louis XIV of France, the descendent of the House of Habsburg.
Medieval Castle Eltz nestles at the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations and 800 years ago.