Knight's eye view: It is assumed that Altdahn Castle was originally built in the 13th century. However, since then it has been destroyed several times through war, fire and subsidence.  It last functioned in a military fashion in the Nine Years' War, when it was eventually destroyed by the French General Mélac in 1689. In 1820, much of the ruins fell away as part of the cliff broke off. Since 1877, there have been intermittent attempts to restore it to its former glory.


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