Mühltroff Castle

Mühltroff, Germany

Mühltroff castle was probably in the 10th to 11th centuries to strengthen the rule of German Emperor, the knights to protect against attacks by the Sorbs with their fixings mortgaged founded. In 1357 the Plauen bailiffs had to hand over the castle to the Wettin margrave brothers Balthasar and Wilhelm , who then enfeoffed various vassal families with it. In 1380 the castle was burned down in the Guttenberg feud.

From 1949 to 1989, the castle, which was made public property of the GDR , was used as a residential building until it came back into Mühltroff's possession after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It  was sold privately in 1999 as the only part of the castle and contains modern apartments.

As the cultural center of the place, the castle, which can be visited during guided tours, offers rooms for a wide range of club and exhibition activities as well as a wide range of events, with the 'black kitchen' being particularly worthy of mention.

The castle was founded as a low castle on a green stone cliff as a round defense and watch tower surrounded by moats , around which residential and farm buildings and a manor were built over the centuries.

The main building of the castle dates from the 16th and 17th centuries, when a lot was built. Remodeling took place after the fire in 1817 and the castle tower was redesigned between 1820 and 1837 and 1856.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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Ben Krooger (9 months ago)
The castle and museum look as if their best days were long behind them. This makes them very charming. The exhibitions are interesting and you can even get lost in the attic maze.
Jens (12 months ago)
Beautiful old castle with sections from many eras. Still being renovated. There are occasional guided tours with registration.
Sonnenschein (2 years ago)
Really worth seeing. Be sure to visit the "Black Kitchen" ?
Tobias Klipphahn (2 years ago)
Beautiful small Christmas market on the 1st Advent. The atmosphere there was really contemplative. The highlight was of course the live music in the old kitchen with a fireplace, mulled wine and a roaster.
Bianca Köhler (3 years ago)
Very nice environment.
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