Belgershain Castle

Belgershain, Germany

Belgershain Castle history spans to the 11-12th centuries. The swamp castle, which was built in the 15th century, was surrounded by a moat and served to protect the Via Regia Lusatiae Superioris trade route passing nearby. By 1600, the complex was converted into a residential palace. The interior got its shape in the 17th century. A spiral staircase and a hall with cross vaults behind it are remarkable. The door frames made of porphyry also show some Renaissance shapes.

In 1792 the von Uechteritz family acquired the castle and had the building rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1833 Friedrich von Zehmen followed as the new owner. From 1852, Belgershain Castle was owned by the von Schönburg-Waldenburg family . The last owner was Prince Günther von Schönburg-Waldenburg (1887–1960), who rented the Belgershain Castle until 1945.

The castle grounds also include an estate outside the moat ring from the 17th century and the baroque cavalier's house built around 1730 next to the castle. Originally this was connected to the castle by an archway with a transition. Today it is used as the town hall of the municipality. On the upper floor there is a local history museum on the local and castle history.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Daniela M. (2 years ago)
Nice little castle, in a dreamy place. It is nice that it is used as an administration and registry office. This ensures that it is preserved. There is also a beautiful castle park, which rounds off everything very nicely.
Alwin Albrecht (3 years ago)
I found the two-winged gable front with the tower very interesting.
Barbara Kromer (4 years ago)
It is an old - venerable house, the center of Belgershain. For some time, you can even marry here. Our male choir "lives" here and also invites to parties. A beautiful ballroom for successful events.
Ursula Weck (4 years ago)
We were at an event from Kuhstall e. V. In the castle Belgershain - there were interesting stories to the DEFA film Hot summer, the small hall with fireplace was ideal for the number of guests and it was good mood - all in all it was a successful evening
Franzi (5 years ago)
Nice place with adjoining playground. Romantic weddings are possible in the wedding room.
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