Schaumburg Castle

Balduinstein, Germany

Schaumburg Castle was established somewhere in the 12th century. Initially a major military fortress, it was later transformed into a residential structure. Today, the castle, which is made primarily of basaltic rock, shaped like an octagon with towers in the corners. Only the outer bailey and the southern door still remain from the earlier fortress, other buildings date from the restoration made in 1850-1855.


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


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Liliana (13 months ago)
Beautiful Palace, too bad it's closed. But from the outside it looks wonderful!
Niirt Kiul (2 years ago)
A very cute and gorgeous fortress-castle in a very beautiful and picturesque place. You can't get to the castle courtyard at the moment and you won't be able to see it from the inside for a long time, but you can see its pride from a distance and from behind the walls. There is also hope that one day this place will also be opened to visitors. It will be very exciting for sure!
don felton (3 years ago)
A Sunday walk into the Hills around Schloss Schaumburg. Perfect walking weather, not too hot, no wind but not overcast. Our aim was the Restaurant at the top of the hill, for a cuppa and a piece of cake and to enjoy the Panoramic view. IT WAS CLOSED! Luckil A small hut has been erected very near the restaurant, providing Coffee and 2 choices of cake. Rescued! What was obvious was the large amount of damage to the Trees on the trail up and down the hill. Bare roots, fallen Trees and plenty of debris. The next storm will dictate the fate of many Trees hanging perilously close to the bared dry ground. Nature has the last word!
Иван Митев (3 years ago)
Best place ?
David K Studio (3 years ago)
Beautiful place
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