Burgrain Castle

Burgrain, Germany

The first fort in Isein was built by bishop Atto of Freising in 784-811 AD. The current Burgrain castle dates from 1200s, when the lords of Burgrain built a four-winged building with keep and moat. The extensive additions and renovation was made in the 15th century by bishop Nicodemus.

After the secularization in 1804 Burgrain castle has been in possession of several owners. In 1906 it was converted into a home for blinds. Since 1919 it has been a private residence.

The castle church dates from 1719 and is richly decorated with rococo plasterwork.


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Ralph Thoene said 3 years ago
See Burgrain from the Air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfFImys6EGw


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

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Rainer Strauß (40 days ago)
Die Kirche war abgesperrt und das Schloss war nur für Privat
Daniel Kundelatsch (3 months ago)
Nice old Castle spooky
Mila Maier (4 months ago)
A beautiful and great castle that is privately owned. This is very worth seeing. The lord of the castle may be willing to show you around the castle upon registration. The lord of the castle knows a lot about the history of the castle and can tell this excitingly.
Leopold Haider (6 months ago)
It's always nice to visit Burgrain.
Susanne L. (8 months ago)
Today "flying visit" to Burg rain in Isen. Unfortunately, you could only walk around 3/4 of the castle. You can currently only take photos of the inner courtyard, you can't go inside. The associated chapel is currently closed for renovation, only the vault can be photographed from the entrance
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