Jagdhaus Breitenbrunn

Breitenbrunn/Erzgebirge, Germany

The electoral hunting lodge Breitenbrunn (Jagdhaus) in the Ore Mountains community of the same name was converted from a watchtower, which was probably built in the 13th or 14th century, is now a ruin under monument protection and is a landmark of the place.

After a Vorwerk of the Schwarzenberg rulership was first built and later a settlement was built, the watchtower was converted into a hunting lodge, accommodation and storage for hunting utensils. The building, which was also used as the forester's house, burned down in 1610, including the newly added third floor and added Wendelstein, and in 1617, was rebuilt and fell into ruin, apparently unused, after 1700.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Lenard Lang (5 months ago)
One of the most idyllic places in Breitenbrunn! The green areas invite you to linger
Nicole Reinhold (6 months ago)
If you have a soft spot for ruins, you can stop here for beautiful photos
Cornelia Lepke (8 months ago)
The star is for the view you have on the way there. Because on arrival comes the big disappointment. A small ruin fenced in in the middle of a village.
Antje Dngr (9 months ago)
This ruin is very inconspicuous and hidden behind trees directly on the currently busy road to Rittersgrün, opposite the church. I've driven by many times and never seen one. Definitely worth a look. The parking lot is opposite the church. The complex is very well maintained and can be entered free of charge. The ruin itself cannot be entered.
Matthew Rick Space (14 months ago)
Nice little ruin
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