Schnaditz Castle

Bad Düben, Germany

Schnaditz Castle was probably built around 1237 into a marshland area. The longest time (1463–1655) the family members of the von Zaschnitz lived there, also related to the Steuben family through marriage. Tietzen von Zaschnitz undertook numerous renovations and new buildings at the castle in the mid-15th century..

Immediately after the purchase in 1655, Ludwig von Wuthenau carried out extensive construction work on the castle, which had run down during the Thirty Years' War. Today it is in dilapidated state.

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Founded: c. 1237
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Oliver Lang (2 years ago)
One of those places in this country that breathes history through and through and yet is oppressively neglected in the richest and best Germany of all time (which is not meant for the active local people who are still trying to make the best of it). In principle, it starts with the fact that you only come across such gems by chance and that information is only sparsely given on the spot. Too bad. The castle itself still exudes an impressive atmosphere, despite or perhaps because of its morbid charm. After all, you can get close enough to touch, but not inside - not even on the tower, which is actually accessible again, not for money and good words. Twice as bad.
Kristina Hoffmann (2 years ago)
It's a shame about the once beautiful castle. I hope that there is still a solution for preservation and restoration.
WorkHardPlayHard (2 years ago)
Very nice facility. As you can find out there, an association is also very committed to a complete renovation. This was most recently rejected by the city of Bad Düben in March 2022 (according to Article LVZ, posted on site) due to the high costs. In the long term, hopefully at least one solvent, possibly private investor will be found.
Marcel Machemer (2 years ago)
With pleasure again
S. Sasse (2 years ago)
My home is just great.
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