Heiligenberg Castle

Heiligenberg, Germany

Schloss Heiligenberg is a Renaissance-style castle owned by the Fürstenberg family. It is located on a plateau 730 metres above sea level, with views down onto the Bodensee and the Alps. It was first built in the Middle Ages - in 1250 count Berthold of Heiligenberg built a burgh on the site, which was bought in 1277 by count Hugo of Werdenberg. Under the counts of Werdenberg-Heiligenberg, the castle expanded during the late Middle Ages.

Through countess Anna of Werdenberg's marriage to count Friedrich zu Fürstenberg in 1516, the burgh passed to the house of Fürstenberg in 1535 - it is still owned by that family today. Shortly before his death in 1559, Friedrich decided to remodel the castle in the Renaissance style. The building as it is seen today dates to count Joachim (1538–1598), who from 1560 to 1575 rebuilt the late medieval burgh into a 'schloss', with a Renaissance-style courtyard and an extended ballroom wing to the south.

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Founded: 1560-1575
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Bernd Korz (21 months ago)
Ich war sehr beeindruckt. Man fühlt sich in der Zeit zurückversetzt
Cécile CRONNIER (2 years ago)
Magnifique chapelle et grande salle du château également. Nous avons vu également un salon, la cuisine et deux pièces. Nous avons eu une explication écrite en français mais la visite s'est faite en allemand. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas compris les anecdotes mais les guides étaient très sympathiques.
Kerstin Schlegel (2 years ago)
Interressante Führung, es sind nur Teile vom Schloss zur öffentlichen Besichtigung frei gegeben, trotzdem sehenswert
Denis Beast Mode Hristov (2 years ago)
Very Nice place
Laurenz Lenz (2 years ago)
Ganz großartig und eine gute Führung mit einer sehr freundlich, kompetenten und offenen Fremdenführerin. Ist sehr zu empfehlen.
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