Weißenstein Castle

Lauterstein, Germany

Weißenstein castle was probablhy built in 1210 and it was first time mentioned in a document in 1241. It was moved into a possession of Rechberg Counts in 1384. The castle chapel altarpiece dates from 1471. The castle has been restored twice, in 1700 to the Baroque and in 1877 to neo-Gothic style.



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Founded: 1210
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Brawl Terrorgurke (2 years ago)
Markus Krawez (2 years ago)
Von aussen ok
A. Gadient (2 years ago)
Das Schloss schmiegt sich weithin sichtbar an den Berg an. In zarter heller Farbe wirkt es romantisch in seiner Erscheinung. Im 12. Jahrhundert wurde es als Burg errichtet, und erst Anfang des 17. Jahrhunderts zum Barockschloss umgebaut. Die Front zeigt an einem Gebäude einen Staffelgiebel, dem noch ein Turm vorgesetzt, während die übrigen Gebäudeteile des Komplexes mit Steildächern ausgestattet sind. Die Schloss Kapelle aus dem 15. Jahrhundert wurde 1877 neugotisch renoviert.
Nessbo (3 years ago)
Sehr interessant. Sehr gute und schöne ehrliche Führung. Das wissen ist einfach und verständlich vermittelt worden. Muss man erlebt haben.
Andreas Reichert (4 years ago)
Das idyllisch an einem bewaldeten Hang gelegene Schloss Weißenstein birgt eine Überraschung. Das Schloß, das 1241 erstmals erwähnt wurde, ist heute als Hochburg der Mikrofotografie weltweit bekannt. Die Welt der Mikrokosmen mit den modernsten Mikroskopen in kunstvolle Fotografien und Filme zu verwandeln ist seit 50 Jahren das Ziel der Arbeit des KAGE Instituts für Wissenschaftliche Fotografie welches hier beheimatet ist. Ausflugsziel, interessantes Museum und Führungen.    
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