Dudeldorf Castle

Dudeldorf, Germany

Dudeldorf Castle is the most important monument in the parish of Dudeldorf. It was built in 1345 and restored 1451–53.

The original Dudeldorf Castle was built in the 12th century, although the exact date is not known. A lord of Dudeldorf is recorded in 1052. In the 14th century this aristocratic family became extinct.

The castle occupies the northern part of the village walls which also form the curtain walls of the castle. The overall site consists of the medieval tower house, which was converted into a school in the 19th century, the double-winged manor house, added in the 18th century, the courtyard with its archway and the garden and pavilion. The bergfried, which rises above a vaulted basement, bears the date 1734 at the level of the uppermost of its three floors.


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Founded: 1345
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Virgil Heller (2 years ago)
Nice old village. Nice to have seen.
Jörg Schalk (2 years ago)
We were visiting here and took a quick look at the castle from the outside. We loved it, but the castle can only be visited from the outside.
Thomas Berg (5 years ago)
Were here at the Christmas market which is really very nice. It was just a pity that by 8 p.m. on a Saturday evening all the retailers had gradually closed their stalls.
Thorsten L. (5 years ago)
Interesting castle complex surrounded by an old town center worth seeing.
Rachel Polcyn (6 years ago)
Didn't go inside again. They recently posted parking signs from the road as you could pass is thinking its part of the factory next door
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