Blankenhain Castle

Crimmitschau, Germany

Blankenhain Castle is a large castle in Blankenhain near Crimmitschau. The castle dates back to the 12th century. It is first documented in 1423 as Wasserburg. Half of it burned down in 1661 and was rebuilt in 1699 (some sources say 1700). In 1765 the castle acquired its current Baroque appearance with mansard roof and domed towers. After World War II, the Soviet regime ordered the castle destroyed, but it was saved by the intervention of courageous locals. Since 1981, the castle and the surrounding land have been developed as an open-air museum of agriculture and rural life in central Germany between 1890 and 1990. The museum covers 11 hectares, including 60 buildings.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Marcel Seifert (2 months ago)
Das ist so ein Ort dem ich gerne mehr als 5 Sterne geben würde. Eine unglaublich schöne, große und vor allem informative Anlage. Es gibt so vieles zu bestaunen das man wirklich viel Zeit braucht um alles gesehen zu haben. Wir waren über 3 Stunden hier und haben etwas über die Hälfte der Ausstellung und Gebäude gesehen. Ein zweiter Besuch ist schon geplant. Alles ist hier sehr sauber und gepflegt. Man merkt das hier viel liebevolle Arbeit drinsteckt.
Lothar Holzmüller (2 months ago)
A beautiful castle and a very extensive exhibition about agriculture and life in the country, which we will definitely visit again. Insiders get their money's worth.
Nette Holsten (2 months ago)
The best thing I've seen and experienced in a long time. I can't even list everything there is to see...we were there for 5 hours without realizing it. Fantastic scenery, we were euphoric and absolutely thrilled...
Heike Scheffler (3 months ago)
Very interesting. There is a lot to see. You can't even do it in one day. Lots of things to remember from the past. You should have seen it.
Gabriele (12 months ago)
I can only recommend a visit to the museum. It's nice there. The manor shows the various uses of the building from the good old days to the accommodation of refugees. The exhibition of agricultural machinery from GDR times is also worth seeing. School, iced coffee, blacksmiths, the windmill and many lovingly furnished houses make the time there an experience for big and small people.
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