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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Ashraf Khalil (9 months ago)
Very nice view of the town which lies in a valley between small mountains! Worth visiting but take care of tge car road uo there, a little bit narrow, you have to be careful
Uyum Thiem (2 years ago)
We love the grass area where our dog can run free and we can spend a nice day in the sun.
Augusto Granados (2 years ago)
It is always great to revisit this restaurant, their Lamb in Wine Sauce is by far my favorite lamb dish anywhere. It is tender, juicy, and the taste of the wine sauce and the spices permeates the lamb, making it absolutely delicious. I am looking forward for the restaurant to be open for visits again, in the mean time a take away of their fantastic terracota pots is an excellent option as well!
mostafa bonakdar (3 years ago)
Nice view from the top of the hill to the surroundings
mostafa bonakdar (3 years ago)
Very tall and old trees here
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