Schlettau Castle

Schlettau, Germany

Schlettau Castle dates probably from the 13th century. In the 14th century the castle was extended to a Gothic-style castle palace by the Schönburg-Crimmitschau family.

From 1413 to 1536 Schlettau belonged to the Cistercians. After the secularization in 1536 it became the property of the Saxon Electors, who used it as a hunting lodge. The still existing stuctures consist of a Renaissance section (about 1620) and two Baroque wings (early 18th century). Today it is restored and hosts a museum.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Uwe Bier (4 months ago)
Very beautiful and wonderfully restored castle with a long and exciting history and really interesting exhibitions. Not to forget the cozy café and the knight's hall for events with a historical flair.
Jo M (4 months ago)
A great castle with a great museum. Really worth seeing and super renovated. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Cornelia Werlich (4 months ago)
Schlettau Castle Park. I haven't been to the castle itself, but the park itself is always worth a visit with its pond and beautiful grounds. But especially in spring when the cilar flowers are in bloom.
Jeannette Zacher (14 months ago)
Pretty park, has something of old times. We didn't visit the castle, but we were still touched by the beautiful park. A visit in summer is certainly better, then everything is nice and green. If you find yourself in this area of ​​the Ore Mountains, it's worth recommending.
Werner Lehmann (3 years ago)
Super kann ich jedem empfehlen auch mit Kindern. Essen gibt es auch, es geht schnell.
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