Filseck castle dates from the first half of the 13th century when it was built by Counts of Aichelberg. In 1596 it was acquired by Burkhardt von Berlichingen, who built a Renaissance castle with two towers. The ornamental paintings in the hall dates from this period. A devastating fire destroyed the south and west wings of the castle in 1971, but the restoration completed in 1994. Today Filseck castle hosts cultural events, such as concerts and exhibitions.



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B297, Uhingen, Germany
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Founded: 1596
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Marius Grigorita (15 months ago)
Serdar M. (15 months ago)
It is a good place for recreation. You can have a walk or run around this place. Also, don't forget to use wooden path in the forest for the exploration and as a shortcut for the route.
Jutta Maier (16 months ago)
Lovely place, Nice View
Simone P (2 years ago)
Was here for my brother's wedding, amazing atmosphere and lovely staff
Pit Schwanitz (2 years ago)
excellent food and service during a wedding
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