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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KU8, Sanspareil, Germany
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Founded: 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Matthias Dörnhöfer (2 years ago)
Here you can learn a lot about the past, you can relax and there are leisure activities.
Lucia Birkmeier (2 years ago)
Castle currently closed due to Corona
Johann Kurt Manfred Berthold (2 years ago)
Worth seeing, very nice to go for a walk
Malcolm Weir (3 years ago)
Great to wander around
Jeremy Pardo (3 years ago)
Nice castle, small. Not bad pricing
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