Betzenstein Castle

Betzenstein, Germany

Betzenstein Castle was built around 1187, but not documented before 1311. It was destroyed in the Bavarian War (1420–1422), rebuilt and again destroyed in 1553. The later buildings date from the 17th-18th centuries. Today Betzenstein Castle is privately owned.


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Founded: c. 1187
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Holger Kamolz (9 months ago)
Not public
Tomislav Jurcevic (2 years ago)
So great
Walter Munker (4 years ago)
Stephan Link (4 years ago)
Very nice panoramic view over Franconian Switzerland near Betztenstein, a very beautiful small town with a very committed, emotional city tour. Top experience the city tour
Sergey Feronov (5 years ago)
Nice Bavarian castle. Privately owned.. Below is another castle and a couple of village restaurants where you can have a bite. Prices are moderate. Well, real Bavarian beer.
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