Hexenagger Castle

Hexenagger, Germany

Hexenagger castle probably was first built in the tenth century, as it is first mentioned in a record from the Monastery of St. Emmeram of Regensburg in 982. Originally, the Bavarian noble family of Muggenthaler resided in the castle. The castle was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War and rebuilt in the Baroque style. Since the extinction of the Hexenagger Muggerthaler family line, the castle has passed through several owners. One of the most notable owners was Elector Karl Albrecht, later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII, who purchased the castle in 1724 as a gift for his mistress, Countess Maria Josepha von Morawitzky.

Today, the castle is privately owned by Eberhard Leichtfuß and his family. Mr. Leichtfuß is the sixth generation of the noble family von Weidenbach to inherit and live in the castle. The family supports the restoration of the castle by hosting events including summer medieval festivals, weddings, company events, and Christmas markets.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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Oliver Rothbauer (2 years ago)
Very stylish..
Manfred B (2 years ago)
No public visit, overall worth seeing. Nice setting. Well-known Christmas market.
Biene (2 years ago)
A dream property. The rooms have been renovated with love and taste. I was allowed to stay there already. The "castle lord" has an excellent one taste
Thomas Wowk (2 years ago)
Not at all. Castle is private property. Everything is locked!
Pepe Schermer (3 years ago)
Is beautiful ! But is privately owned! Not for the public.
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