Stargard Castle is the northernmost preserved hilltop castle in Germany and the oldest secular building in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the same time with the deepest dungeon tower in northern Germany. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

During the Thirty Years' War, the castle served as headquarters for Johann t'Serclaes, Count of Tilly, general of the Imperial forces, later becoming a seat of ducal administration. The town suffered during the general decline of the region in the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War.

The castle is now a major tourist attraction in the area, with spectacular views from the tower and special events such as an annual knights' tournament.

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

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Inga Martinsone (3 months ago)
We visited only tower and that was it - a tower to climb up and then down. Nice castle although you can just walk around.
Daniel Lopes (6 months ago)
I will come back! It was fantastic! Lovely staff, good facilities and unbelievable location! Oh, and amazing breakfast! ? Advise to check / pre book the nearby restaurants in advance, we had to take the car to a nearby city as there was nothing traditional available nearby.
V Pol (14 months ago)
The best preserved medieval castle I know in Central Europe. Also worth to visit a downtown along the river.
Mani MacGhabhainn (2 years ago)
The experience was a little lame. Went there to get food. But closed. No info on the Internet, no signs, no nothing. Very disappointing.
Herr Arndt (2 years ago)
The oldest non-clerical building in Mecklenburg and the northest fort in Germany
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