Bieberstein Castle

Reinsberg, Germany

Bieberstein Castle is located on the left bank of the river Bobritzsch in Bieberstein, part of Reinsberg municipality. A nobleman Günther von Bieberstein who named himself after the castle was first mentioned in a document of 1218.

A bergfried with square footprint reminds of the medieval castle which was later transformed into an early modern castle. The latter was joined to the medieval bergfried into a contiguous building around 1600. Originally, the castle consisted of two parts called Ober- and Niederbieberstein. It was successively acquired by various members of the family von Schönberg. After 1650 parts of the lower castle were dismantled. Gotthelf Friedrich von Schönberg (1631–1708), counsellor of the Saxon prince-elector, bought the castle in 1656, had most of its upper part pulled down to the foundation walls in 1666 and had it rebuilt into its present-day shape. The outside staircase on the western side and the interior stairway with four flights were built between 1710 and 1720.

Bieberstein castle served as a youth hostel until 1992. It was acquired by Maritta Rogalla von Bieberstein Koch-Weser (possibly not directly related to the original Bieberstein family), wife of Caio Koch-Weser, and is now used as a conference centre.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Jani Sowieso (4 months ago)
We really liked it here. I particularly remember the royally equipped sanitary rooms. So, ladies, go and have a go! ?
lothar kraft (5 months ago)
I have been there several times and found it very good and hospitable
Uwe Thilemann (2 years ago)
An imposing building, especially with the still recognizable emergence of the castle from a castle! Unfortunately only open for parties or seminar guests ??
Jens Kardel (2 years ago)
Finally experienced a great summer concert again
Andreas Seifert (2 years ago)
Although everything was closed and the castle is privately owned, the moat tour was very nice.
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