Schönfels Castle

Lichtentanne, Germany

Schoenfels Castle, surrounded by a rampart and moat, was built around 1200. Its outer, lower and core castles form one of the most well-kept medieval fortifications in Germany. The castle near Zwickau was ruled by bailiffs in the 13th century but was ultimately claimed by the Wettins. The Lords of Weissenbach left a lasting mark on Schoenfels Castle when they modernized it in the 15th and 16th centuries. Some of the preserved features include the heatable bower in the newly created northwest wing and the Castle Chapel with its late-Gothic winged altar, its organ with wooden pipes and its richly decorated baroque pulpit. The closed complex offers fascinating insights into the living conditions of the castle’s former residents.



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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Steffen Ehrig (3 years ago)
We regularly celebrate family celebrations there and are always enthusiastic about the kitchen. The ambience is right, there are enough parking spaces within walking distance. Highly Recommended.
Lutz Brückner (3 years ago)
A nice destination near Zwickau. A castle with a very interesting museum and a restaurant where you can eat very tasty and inexpensive. There are also various special exhibitions in the castle on a regular basis. There is a good view of the surrounding area from the tower. There are a few steps to climb on the tour. There are enough parking spaces nearby. A destination that is really worth it. We recommend!
Gabriela Müller (3 years ago)
The knight spectacle today was very nice with wonderful weather. The castle is also worth seeing. We'd love to come back
Hazafias Népfront (5 years ago)
Old castle, must to visit!
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