Ruhethal Castle

Mügeln, Germany

Ruhethal Castle was built in 1150 in the Döllnitztal including the chapel and was the former bishopric of the Meißen diocese. At the place where the castle stands today, there used to be a moated castle. Meißner bishops carried out further modifications in 1261 and 1341. The mighty 40-meter-high tower, which was built under Bishop Nicholas I in 1380, is characteristic of the view of Ruhetal Castle .

Around 1590 the castle was the resting place of Bishop Johann IX. from Haugwitz . Today the Free State of Saxony is the owner. A development association from Mügeln develops usage concepts and takes care of the maintenance of the castle.



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Founded: 1150
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Dietmar Baldauf (13 months ago)
It is an almost well-preserved building in Mügeln. Can be partially visited. Owned in private families.
anja schneider (17 months ago)
Nice, but as a visitor you don't know exactly whether you are allowed to enter the property. The castle is very nice to look at from the outside.
Reiner Irrsinn (19 months ago)
A beautiful castle with a lot of history, unfortunately not much is happening so that one can only hope that it will get better in the future
Alwin Albrecht (2 years ago)
The castle is a very nice block. Playful architecture or filigree walls were apparently an abomination to the client.
Matthias Kober (3 years ago)
A little-known Saxon jewel is this castle, a former episcopal see. Nevertheless, a visit is definitely recommended! Thanks to a moving sponsorship club, it will hopefully soon be awakened again from its slumber ...
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