Neuenburg Castle

Neuenburg, Germany

Schloss Neuenburg was built in 1462 as a fortress by Graf Gerd. In the 16th century, the castle was converted into a residence. In the 17th century, the castle was used for breeding horses and stallions. The castle was then used to house many institutions like the Ackerbauschule, Landfrauenschule, and Reservelazarett among many others. Today, the castle is home to a museum, a kindergarten, a chapel, and a wedding hall.

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Founded: 1462
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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mostafa bonakdar (4 months ago)
Nice view from the top of the hill to the surroundings
Corina Ungureanu (4 months ago)
Wonderful place. Very nice people in the castle and in the restaurant too.
Danny Oscar Kip (The Doctor) (2 years ago)
It was modernized into a restaurant with a few conference rooms, and a museum, that seemed to show some random historic tidbits, unrelated to the castle. I prefer my castles more historic.
peter wetschei (2 years ago)
Toller Schlossgarten leider spielte das Wetter nicht mit. Aber trotzdem ist das Schloss sehr sehenswert. Übrigens liegt das Schloss auf dem Westweg für alle die diesen Weg mal laufen möchten.
Shane Robinson (3 years ago)
The ruins and view were incredible
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