In 1509 the name Hutstein was first mentioned as ‘Am Huestain’ (=at the Huestain) in an old tax document.   

In 1537 it is known as “Hüetter”- or “Huetstain”, a location within the county of Falkenstein, stated in a record called ‘Urbar’ describing this dominion. An ‘Urbar’ is a description or list of all properties of a certain dominion or county often set up when a county changed its landlord.

Castle Falkenstein in 1674 – nowadays only some ruins exist
Map: Rannariedl and Falkenstein

This ‘Urbar’ is stored in the Hofkammer-Archiv in Vienna, Austria. Hutstein is mentioned on page f. 23, 37.

In 1570 it is again part of a new ‘Urbar’ of county of Falkenstein page f. 9, 52. Originally Hutstein was called Huet- or Huettenstain there.

Castle Rannariedl in 1674

Huetstain was also mentioned in 1581 in an ‘Urbar’ of the neighbouring county of Rannariedl, which was owned by Falkensteiner counts, too.

Castle Rannariedl nowadays

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