Neuburg Castle was constructed around 1290 to the site of earlier castle owned by the Mosbach Abbey. The main building was reconstructed in 1500-1619 by the lords of Rossau. In 1945 the state of Baden-Württemberg took over the castle. For several years, it served as a refugee camp. Since 2001 Neuburg has been a hotel.

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Founded: 1290
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.schloss-neuburg.eu

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User Reviews

calin com (18 months ago)
Vintage style. Nice
françois boche (3 years ago)
Very Nice place
Saleh H (3 years ago)
Scary hotel and far from essential services
Mingfeng Li (4 years ago)
great sight view. good traditional german food.
Alexander Proch (4 years ago)
We have had many guests there and they were all more then happy with it, the surrounding, the great breakfast and the wonderful service. thank you guys for all you have done for our visitors
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