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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Amritha Nadar (2 years ago)
Beautiful Artistic work collection. View from top was amazing
Jorg Rochlitzer (3 years ago)
Great Experience, romantic city view. Very cute.
Mrs B (5 years ago)
Visited the Xmas Market and it was lovely
E Schwartz (5 years ago)
Quaint small town, welcoming to visitors. Very relaxing vibe. Great place to unwind.
Hans P (5 years ago)
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