Horneck castle was built around 1200 and was given to the Teutonic Order by Konrad von Horneck in 1438, thereby making it the seat of the 'Deutschmeister' (German Master) until it was destroyed in 1525 by fire during the German Peasants' War. Despite reconstruction shortly after Horneck Castle's destruction, Mergentheim became the new headquarters for the Teutonic Order in that region in 1527.

As of 2006, the castle was occupied by an altenheim (a nursing home for the elderly) as well as the Transylvanian Museum (dedicated to the protection, preservation and documentation of the cultural heritage of the Transylvanian Saxons and of their coexistence).

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Founded: 1200/1533
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Artjom Fink (20 months ago)
Wirklich schöner Ausblick auf den Neckar.
Pat B. (2 years ago)
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K C (2 years ago)
Nice castle with also a nice museum. The surrounding town is also wonderful to walk around.
Szőke Ferenc (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle and nice view.
Zloma (3 years ago)
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