Friedberg Castle

Friedberg, Germany

The Friedberg castle was subsequently built to serve as a border security and customs post for the Duchy of Bavaria and Swabia, but put the town in opposition to the free city of Augsburg. It was built between 1257-1264 by Duke Ludwig II.

The castle was the cause of the first burning of Friedberg by Augsburg in 1396. The town was subject to the many frequent wars between Swabia, Bavaria and Augsburg.

A revival in the town's fortunes came when, in 1568, the Duchess Christine chose Friedberg castle as her seat following her husband's death. The town became the centre of Bavarian court life, but was short lived when the town was ravaged by the plague in 1599. More suffering came as the town was sacked twice by the Swedes during the Thirty Years War. After the war only the town hall, castle and city walls were left standing.

The castle is situated on a spur of and has an unusually deep moat. Since the renovation in 1982, Friedberg castle has been a museum.


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Founded: 1257
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Ingo Polczynski (19 months ago)
Aktuell ist das Museum geschlossen. Wiedereröffnung im renovierten Schloss wird 2019 sein. Neue Raumgestaltung ist unbekannt. Highlights der alten Ausstellung war die Sammlung der Kutschenuhren und der Friedberger Fayauncen. Auf alle Fälle lohnenswert, auch durch das imposante Schloss.
Anton Asam (2 years ago)
Tolle Location
Eveline Muehlbauer (2 years ago)
Ich geb schon mal 5 Sterne. Es wird bestimmt wunderschön. Neueröffnung erst im Frühjahr 2019. Im Schloss finden bereits kulturelle Veranstaltungen statt.
Palapastopulus Nahasemapemapetilon (2 years ago)
Nice castle, but fierce cat
Олесь Рідуш (3 years ago)
Nice old city with nice cozy streets and buildings.
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