Kirchhausen Castle

Kirchhausen, Germany

The moated Kirchhausen castle was built between 1570 and 1576 by order of Heinrich von Bogenhausen (Teutonic Order). He replaced the old castle that was built by Thomas Knoll from Weinsberg, whose stone cutter’s mark is still visible today in the keystone of the archway.

Today, the moat around the castle is no longer filled with water. A stone bridge leads the way into the castle courtyard, which took over the former wooden draw bridge. To the left and right of the gateway construction there are arrow slits decorated as lion heads. The two towers served as a means of defence, then as straw stores, bull pens or cubicles for travelling tradesmen. The deanery is the oldest part of the castle.

In the last century the building has been used as a school house and town hall. It was renovated in 1965. Today it is the home of the Resident’s Registration Office of Kirchhausen.A castle festival takes place every two years. The castle can be visited during the Resident’s Registration Office opening hours.

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Founded: 1570
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Cristian Negritas (5 years ago)
Very beautiful this castle.
J O Schoch (5 years ago)
very nice atmosphere, great for weddings- was very nice!
Mirco Andrae (5 years ago)
As a destination it is not suitable, but if you are looking for a good photo opportunity it is highly recommended
Toni (5 years ago)
Size and good offers .. Ambient fits perfectly .. As you said smaller but fine .. Top
FRANZ STEINBRECHER (6 years ago)
Ich habe dort mal meine Tante besucht und fand den Weihnachts Schmuck am Brunnen sehr schön.
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