Burgtreswitz Castle

Moosbach, Germany

Burg Treswitz (the village Burgtreswitz is named after the castle) was probably built  in the early 12th century when the area came to the Counts of Sulzberg. During the Thirty Years' War , the castle was largely destroyed along with all of the supplies stored there in 1634. The reconstruction then dragged on in several stages over decades. In 1698 the castle was improved by the construction of a horse stable and the installation of vaults. In 1701 the castle stadel was demolished and completely rebuilt.

The castle is a two-storey, roughly three-winged building with a gable roof around a closed inner courtyard. One side of the gatehouse to the north, which is covered with a hipped roof, is bent so that the inner courtyard forms an irregular trapezoid. The castle was secured to the south by a steep slope, to the west and northwest a moat was dug.

The former keep was at the southern tip. The gate construction protrudes about 3 m from the line of the wall. The entrance gate is a wooden star gate with the initials of the Lords of Lichtenstern. Above the archway (dated 1786) there is a Gothic, Electoral Palatinate coat of arms relief from approx. 1340.

The western wall dates from the time the castle was built, the eastern wall can be assigned to the baroque construction phase (around 1650). To the left of the gate tower you get to the former dining room with groined vaults and a keystone of the Lichtensterner (six-pointed star). The castle chapel was in this area before the destruction in the Thirty Years War housed.

The chapel was moved to the southern part of the castle at the end of the 17th century. In the 19th century this chapel 'To our dear lady' was also used for brewery purposes. The southwest corner collapsed in 1930 and was rebuilt with bricks (Gothic wall remains in the base).



Your name


Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

More Information



4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Alexander Heidenreich (2 years ago)
Totally beautiful and well organized
Georg Hofmeister (2 years ago)
Very nice Christmas market and well restored... gladly again
C. S. (2 years ago)
Very nice. More for locals. It wasn't worth the drive.
Anna Mailbeck (2 years ago)
Very nice Christmas market. humane prices
Ramona Querfurth (3 years ago)
? was not open
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week


The Pilgrimage Church of Wies (Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann. It is located in the foothills of the Alps in the municipality of Steingaden.

The sanctuary of Wies is a pilgrimage church extraordinarily well-preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, and is a perfect masterpiece of Rococo art and creative genius, as well as an exceptional testimony to a civilization that has disappeared.

The hamlet of Wies, in 1738, is said to have been the setting of a miracle in which tears were seen on a simple wooden figure of Christ mounted on a column that was no longer venerated by the Premonstratensian monks of the Abbey. A wooden chapel constructed in the fields housed the miraculous statue for some time. However, pilgrims from Germany, Austria, Bohemia, and even Italy became so numerous that the Abbot of the Premonstratensians of Steingaden decided to construct a splendid sanctuary.