The Development of the Castle ended, it was destroyed.
Rothenstein was built 1102, but already taken by the Nassauer 1172. The Gemminger take it 1203 and destroyed it utterly. In the time of his glory possessed Norgia the heart of the country and rebuild rothenstein, and the castle became one of the stongest and mightiest fortresses of Norgia. But attacks and great fires damaged the castle severely, so that it was abandoned and not more than a crumbling ruin.
But Norgia vanished, and the middle of Tauren began to recover. The Trading city Wenningen rebuild Rothenstein to strengen the town’ military power and gave the tenure to Georg of Wgungen, who called himself now Lord Rothenstein. His hair followed him 1493.
Otto of rothenstein was a harsh and cruel person, so peasannts arose time for time. 1499 a very small group of peasants arose, but it became more and more. The things ended in a large revolution, During this time the castle was destroyed 1513 and given up 1551. Rothenstein was forgotten in the next centuries, crumbling in the wilderness. !758, after a rainy storm, the last stone buildings burned down..
1901 the castle was slightly repaired, and in the former yard of the main palace a large beer garden was built, open for weekend tourists..