Wiesentfels Castle

Hollfeld, Germany

Wiesentfels castle belonged from 1333 to 1938 to the Counts of Giech, who received it from the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg. After the Hussite Wars the castle was rebuilt (from 1476 to 1481). In 1525, it was burnt down by rebellious peasants and rebuilt in the old style by Count Achaz von Giech.


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B22, Hollfeld, Germany
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Juergen Brueckner (4 years ago)
A beautiful castle in the heart of Franconian Switzerland
Alex Damian (4 years ago)
Black Metal
Tom W. (4 years ago)
Totally worth seeing
Kolbe Markus (4 years ago)
Pure Middle Ages. Great preserved castle. Should be visited.
Thomas Koch (5 years ago)
Nice environment
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