Morenhoven Castle

Morenhoven, Germany

Morenhoven Castle consists of outer ward and main castle. The moated castle can be reached over an arched bridge and probably originates from a fortified courtyard of the 9th century. In the 12th and 13th century the forerunners of the current castle belonged to the country manor on the  Swist.

During the Thirty Years' War the castle was destroyed by Hessian soldiers. From 1682 onwards the new building was built. This originally three-winged main castle was expanded in 1827. The Baroque grounds were landscaped in the 18th century.

The moated castle is under private ownership and can be visited in groups with a minimum of 10 people.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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