Mercury, Severinus and Company in Wasembourg
The name of this red sandstone fortress, Wasenbourg, comes from Wasgau, an old Franco-German district located on Vosges mountains, and from burg, which means "castle".
The site was occupied earlier with Romans: we still can see a Latin inscription on a rock (foundations of a temple dedicated to Mercury): Severinus Stullinus, son of Caius, raised and dedicated this house to god Mercury.
We don't know the exact history of Wasembourg: we only know the name of families who lived here: the Lichtenberg, counts of Hanau, the Nietheimer, the Atteimer. Raised in the 15th century, it was abandoned in the 17th century...