Milkel Castle

Milkel, Germany

Milkel castle, surrounded by water on four sides, was founded probably in 1302. In 1719-20 the north tower was built by the Ponickau family and the castle got its current apperance. Today, after 20 years of restoration work, the castle, the cavalier houses, the park and burial places of the previous owners are in a good condition.


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Founded: 1302
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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R Kromtzurg (10 months ago)
Nice area and park, the smaller buildings are beautifully restored. The largest one on the hill needs some overhaul. A good place if it would receive some more love.
Cas McDon (14 months ago)
Ginna (3 years ago)
A beautiful castle with a great garden! If youre around and want a day off, you can go there and take a relaxing walk through the garden.
Juju O'Barra (3 years ago)
Beautiful park, castle nicely maintained, worth a Sunday walk :) or during the week to check the permanent exhibitions in the pavillions. You can also arrange weddings at the castle and take great pictures in the courtyard.
CDA LP (4 years ago)
Interesting, historical place to be
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