The castle Stolzeneck is the ruins of a hilltop castle above the Neckar in Eberbach in Baden-Wuerttemberg . The castle, built around 1200, was given to servants of the Count Palatinate from 1284 as an Electoral Palatinate fief .
The castle was probably built around 1200 as an imperial castle. In 1284, Count Palatine Ludwig II acquired the castle. King Albrecht I promised Ludwig in 1291 that his rights to Stolzeneck and Reichenstein would be recognized and that he would be enfeoffed with Kammerstein Castle and Dilsberg if he was re-elected . The castle was probably damaged in the Palatinate-Bavarian War of Succession in 1504 , as Count Palatine Ludwig V reached a settlement with Philipp von Seldeneck in 1509 about the chopping of wood necessary to rebuild the castle. After the Barons von Frauenberg died out in 1610, the castle came back to the Electoral Palatinate and was not re-assigned. In a report from 1611 the entire complex is described as dilapidated, whereupon the Electoral Palatinate court chamber decided to give up the fief. The castle was released for demolition, the associated land, fishing rights, etc. were sold in 1612.