Dinkelsbühl Castle

Dinkelsbühl, Germany

The castle of the Teutonic Order in Dinkelsbühl was originally called 'Tewtscher Hof' (around 1350) and situated next to the almshouse. When the town was extended in 1390 it was rebuilt in its actual position. Newer building was built in Baroque style (1764). The valuable Rocaille cartouche on the gable and rococo chapel with intricate stucco are worth of seeing.

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Founded: 1764
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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Yolo 0505 (12 months ago)
Richtig schöne Sehenswürdigkeiten
Dzonas Dzo (13 months ago)
Nice looking guard post and mill tower .
Bodo (2 years ago)
Nördlingen, Stadt im Krater. Interessante Stadt zum Einkaufen.
Ingo Pest (2 years ago)
Auf Öffnungstage achten ( Informationen auf der Homepage Getreue Gustaf Adolf) und einfach reinschauen in den Turm. Klasse was der Verein da so macht.
Łukasz Nita (3 years ago)
This is the best preserved entrance to the magic Old Town Dinkesbühl. It's a must-see point of every visit in the city.
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