Neuhausen Castle Ruins

Guryevsky, Russia

The first reliable mention of Neuhausen dates back to 1292, when Bishop Christian von Mühlhausen ordered to raise a fortified castle in this location. Following the reformation of the Catholic Church in Prussia in 1525 the castle became a property of Albrecht Hohenzollern of Brandenburg. The Duke had the castle completely redesigned, converting it into a suburban hunters manor. In 1550, when the Duke had made a decision to marry, he gave the manor as a wedding gift to his fiancée, Anna Maria of Brunswick.

In 1814 Neuhausen was donated by King of Prussia, Frederic Wilhelm III (1770-1840) to General Frederic Wilhelm von Bülow (1755 - 1816) in recognition of this heroic deeds during the wars with the French Emperor, Napoleon I. After the general's death the castle was inherited by count Luckner and then it became a property of general Bon.

In 1945, the rooms of the manor were occupied by a construction company. Today, the ruined castle is truly a depressing sight. No preservation work has been done in the castle for at least a hundred years.

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