Gruttenstein castle was probably built in the 12th century for the local counts. It was however destroyed by the army of archbishop of Salzburg in 1196 and rebuilt few years later. From the 13th century Gruttenstein served as the official residence of ducal Bavarian official. Today the castle is in private ownership and completely renovated.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.burg-gruttenstein.de

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luftmagier11 (21 months ago)
january->november 1* can't enter the place! you can only look at it. december 5* you can enter the place. there is a lovely market with drinks, sweets and foods
Christine Haunschild (2 years ago)
Sehr schön gelegene Burg mit einem liebevoll hergerichteten Innenhof sowie einem kleinen aber feinen Weihnachtsmarkt. Da fühle ich mich wohl.
Tobias Medorth (2 years ago)
Nice castle, perfect local chtistmas market! Nice place for christmas and "Glühwein"! Open only on weekends before Christmas! Local fast food.Secret location! 15 min walk from Bad Reichenhall Center! Must see on Christmas Time!
David HB (2 years ago)
Easter market, a rare occasion to get inside. Nice easter decorations and gifts. Beer, osterounsch, sausages and flammkuchen are beeing served. Private property. No access rest of season.
Al Brandon (4 years ago)
Great historical place to visit while in Bad Reichenhall. Wonderful view over the city.
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