Wäscherschloss Castle

Wäschenbeuren, Germany

Wäscherschloss Castle was built in 1220-1250. It is named after the knight 'Konrad der Wascher“. The castle is enclosed on the five sides with a nearly ten-meter high wall made of stone. The half-timbered residential building dates from the period 1481-1699. The castle is open to the public.



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Founded: 1220
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Benzworld (4 years ago)
Nett für einen Ausflug mit schönen Wanderwegen
Hans Meyer (4 years ago)
Nahe dem Schloss gibt es einen Waldparkplatz, also sind Parkmöglichkeiten vorhanden. Die Burg ist eher übersichtlich. Unten ist ein kleines Restaraurant mit Kuchen. Der Eintritt für die obere Etage ist gering. Dafür gibt es relativ wenig zu sehen. Ein großer Raum der für Hochzeiten und Feiern genutzt wird, ebenso der Innenhof. Das stelle ich mir toll vor. Dann gibt es noch 2-3 kleine Räume mit Ritterrüstung, Bett und anderes Kleingerät. Das fand ich eher enttäuschend. Aber der der Ausblick ist toll.
Peter Regos (4 years ago)
It was closed
Markus Wenz (4 years ago)
Das Schloss selbst nebst Anlage ist überschaubar, die Umgegend herrlich zum Rad fahren oder wandern. Im Schlosshof kann man schattig eine kleine Erfrischung genießen und sich nach dem Anstieg und vor der Abfahrt etwas erholen. Schöne Aussicht ins Hügelland um den Hohenrechberg.
Raimund Nowosielski (5 years ago)
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