Schwarzenberg Castle

Schwarzenberg, Germany

Schwarzenberg Castle was based on a medieval fortification and together with St. George's Church dominates the scene of the large county town of Schwarzenberg. 

The castle was probably founded in the 12th century as a fort and was the original base for the settlement of Schwarzenberg and its vicinity. The former castle was given its present appearance by a conversion into a hunting lodge for the Electorate of Saxony from 1555 to 1558. In 1851-52 its keep and south wing were raised and, in 1875-76, an office building extension was added.

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

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Hans P (17 months ago)
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Sylvia Grüner (17 months ago)
Sehr schön renoviert. Tolle Ausstellung. Auch für Kinder geeignet. Es sind allerdings einige Treppen zu steigen. Wunderbarer Blick vom Turm über die Altstadt.
Long Talker (3 years ago)
Exquisite castle-museum, very nicely put together and the views to the quaint old town are just fantastic.
Mathias Lindström (3 years ago)
Nice museum
Ilya Kostanovskiy (4 years ago)
Great place for historical workshops with kids.
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