The moated Glatt castle one of the few preserved water castles in the Germany and one of the oldest Renaissance castles in southern Germany. It was built and owned by the Neuneck family from the 13th century until 1671. The 13th century castle was converted into a Renaissance style in 1533-1540 by Reinhard von Neuneck. Today it hosts a museum center.



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Founded: 1533-1540
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Karin Brown-Witt (14 months ago)
Very interesting place. The museum is worth seeing. The Café House next to it is a real jewel. The waitress very friendly and the cakes are awesome. The small town has a mini golf. A place for the whole family to see.
Luc Harmsen (2 years ago)
A cute small Middle Ages castle with lots of armory and history. Of course our main goal was the Schwatzwelderkirschtorte…
Deepak Bhatia (2 years ago)
Amazing cafe and excellent cakes at very reasonable prices. I can highly recommend a trip here
Joris Wijdieks (2 years ago)
The best Schwarzwald Kersche Tórte my toung has ever tasted!
Annelie Woodford (2 years ago)
I am extremely disappointed in the service we had experienced on Thursday the 22nd of July 2021. It took a long time until we could order and when the food was served items were missing and a different cake was replaced without first enquire if it was OK. We asked repeatedly to pay (5 times) and had to wait a long time. The waitress was very unfriendly and
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