Großlaupheim Castle

Laupheim, Germany

Located above the roofs of the city of Laupheim, nestled in the castle park and the rose garden, a well thought-out, light-flooded architecture presents itself in the field of tension between old and new, between castle and culture house, between culture and history.

During the course of the German Peasants' War 1525, Laupheim Castle was destroyed by the Baltringer Haufen, an army of peasants named after the nearby village of Baltringen, where approximately 12.000 farmers gathered to form an army. After the suppression of the revolt, the peasants were forced to rebuild the castle.

During the 18th century, the Welden dynasty had the old castle, Großlaupheim Castle, restored, and subsequently renewed in Baroque-style in 1752. Between 1766 and 1769, the branch of the Welden dynasty that ruled Kleinlaupheim had their residence renewed in Baroque-style by architect Johann Georg Specht. This castle is now called Schloss Kleinlaupheim (Kleinlaupheim Castle). This makes Laupheim unique in that it has two castles within its city boundaries, as a result of once having been two independent states.



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Founded: 1752
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)


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Harry's Wanderlust (9 months ago)
Nice location for a marriage. Garden is perfect for a champagne celebration afterwards. I liked it.
Evelyn M. (12 months ago)
The rose market is a real event. It was so nice to see different stalls and just stroll around. Of course, your physical well-being is also taken care of. In addition to the "Queen of Flowers", there are many other crafts to look at and the stallholders are always open for a chat. We were thrilled and hit hard. But even apart from the rose market, the castle and the rose garden as well as the castle cafe are really a beautiful backdrop and are simply part of Laupheim.
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László Dravecz (5 years ago)
Great view, in a nice region.
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