Alberweiler Castle

Alberweiler, Germany

Alberweiler Castle is a small castle-like structure where the ground and the first floor of the castle are made of stone and the upper storeys consist of three projecting half-timbered floors.

A castle is first mentioned in sources dating from the 11th century. It was occupied by knights in the service of the Counts of Berg-Wartstein. This early structure was destroyed in 1487 but soon after, towards the end of the 15th century, a new castle was erected at the behest of Bartholome of Warthausen. Some remains of the circular rampart are still visible. Following the extinction of the house of Warthausen zu Alberweiler in 1585, the castle was enfeoffed to the Counts of Stadion by Emperor Rudolf II. The castle was renovated in early-Baroque style in the 17th century. The gate was also constructed during these restoration works. At around 1700, the castle functioned as residence for the local reeve, the Counts of Stadion residing at Warthausen Castle, and subsequently went into private ownership during the course of the 18th century. In 1826, the Counts of Stadion sold all rights to the village and the castle to the Kingdom of Württemberg. Following alterations in 1880 the structure slowly began to fall into disrepair. The castle was extensively restored in the late 20th century and is privately owned today.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Irene Voß (3 years ago)
Pretty nice, simple castle, but has a good atmosphere. I was at the Advent market. Could have been more beautiful and romantic. Nevertheless, it was nice.
Stefan Grimm 11 (3 years ago)
It was very nice here, I was at the Christmas market.
Michael Hermann (3 years ago)
Sehr schön
Andreas Eißler (4 years ago)
Schönes kleines Landschloss.Schön anzusehen .tolle malerische Technik sehr schön und akkurat ausgeführt.auch die Außenanlagen ist soweit in einem ganz passablen Zustand Natürlich ist das alte Gebäude an einigen Ecken nicht mehr so schön dennoch ist alles sehr gut erhalten .da lohnt es sich das mal zu besuchen Ist alles schön erhalten u d intakt
Sven Hoechst (4 years ago)
Tolle Location.
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