Horneck Castle

Gundelsheim, Germany

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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Daniel N. Lang (8 months ago)
We were gifted a voucher for two people for breakfast to Schlosshotel Horneck. So I emailed the property a day before telling that we would like to have a reservation for the following day. They didn't get back to me so I called again in the evening to confirm the reservation. They confirmed. Then the next morning when we arrived at the reservation time the breakfast buffet was already being taken down. We were very surprised because we had put in all the effort to make sure the property would be expecting us. Fortunately the two nice staff ladies handled the situation very well and went out of their way to prepare a nice breakfast for us - not a full buffet but a nice selection of things. Some processes clearly don't seem to work well at this hotel. I hope the management will improve upon this because we really didn't feel that this was professional.
James Kennedy (15 months ago)
This place is absolutely beautiful, The room we stayed in was one of a kind. Its definitely a place my wife and I want to come back to. The views from the rooms are breath taking, the breakfast is one of the best I've had in Europe. It made our vacation special. The town is amazing and there is so much history to see. cant wait to come back again.
Max Formenti (2 years ago)
The best place...amazing
Anja Jensen (2 years ago)
Great Holiday at this beautiful hotel in the lovely town Gundelsheim.
Aleksejus Afanasjevas (2 years ago)
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