Zwernitz Castle was originally the hereditary seat of the Walpodes of Upper Franconia. The keep and the tithe barn made of rusticated ashlars are part of the original Romanesque complex built in 1200. In 1338 the castle came into the possession of the Hohenzollern family. Around two centuries later the half-timbered buildings of the lower castle were added. When the rock garden was laid out, it was designed to incorporate a view of the castle located on a natural elevation above it.

An interesting exhibition in the castle complex documents the history of Zwernitz Castle, its inhabitants, and Sanspareil. From the keep there is a magnificent panoramic view of the Franconian Switzerland Natural Park.

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Founded: 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Andrea Horn (2 years ago)
Wunderschön und einen Ausflug wert
Archi Var (3 years ago)
Der alte Stammsitz der Walpoten. Man kann die Burg besuchen, es gibt Ausstellungen und manchmal sogar größere Veranstaltungen mit historischen Kostümen etc. #Sehenswürdigkeit #Denkmal
to krueger (3 years ago)
Vom Turm aus bietet sich eine tolle Aussicht. Museal lässt sich sicherlich noch ein wenig mehr aus der Anlage herausholen.
Roxy Munich (3 years ago)
Voll schön, vorallem die Gartenanlage... Hatten ein super schönen Tag dort..
Dean Surina (3 years ago)
Tolle Burg, dramatisch auf dem Felsen thronend, mit interessanter Geschichte! Es gibt viel zu sehen und zu entdecken. Super Fernblick. Auch für Kinder u. Jugendliche ein Erlebnis, dank Museumspädagogik (Rüstungen, Waffen...) sehr unterhaltsam gestaltet. Tipp: Blick in das Verließ (Turm) auf die "Knochen der ehem. Gefangenen". ;-)
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