Hainewalde Castle

Hainewalde, Germany

The  original Hainewalde water castle, built under rule of the family von Nositz, was located north of the terraces of the new castle. The only remain of the old water castle, which was demolished in 1780, is the gate lodge with his west-side Renaissance-portal. Schloss (New Castle) was constructed in 1750–1753, along with its Baroque gardens, under the rule of the Kanitz-Kyaw family. It was renovated in 1883, the Baroque elements on the outside façade removed and replaced by 'Italian'-style sgraffito.

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Founded: 1750-1753
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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Vladimíra Tržická (2 months ago)
Beautiful, huge, unfortunately very desolate and damaged castle. Nevertheless, I recommend visiting him! Reconstructions are underway here, but it will be a long time before it is referred to as a pearl among the castles. At present, it can be admired only from the outside, the best approach is down from the river. Temporary tours of part of the interior are perhaps only every first Saturday and Sunday of the month, from 11 to ??? hours, as written on a small, completely inconspicuous sign in the window.
Ynneb Ettalp (2 months ago)
As promised two years ago, we were here to visit again. Last year, due to the pandemic situation, we were unfortunately unable to see the premises from the inside. But last year we were there by bike and marveled at the new spire. Last week we were there again with our children and were able to take part in a guided tour. We were very happy to see the lovely people from two years ago. We think it's really great how much commitment is being worked on maintaining and rebuilding the castle! Not only was there a great tour, on which we discovered many new things, but also delicious cakes. Thanks a lot for this! We can definitely recommend a visit to the castle! We'll be back next year and will leave a donation again. Greetings to all volunteers: inside the castle of our hearts!
Tanvir Sennin (2 years ago)
It's amazing. You can see how the old kings or knights used to live! Specially the long stairs will give you that majestic feeling.
Pierre (2 years ago)
Schön anzusehen, mehr aber auch nicht. Das Schloss hat eine interessante Geschichte und ist von außen ein schönes Fotomotiv.
karel nekvasil (2 years ago)
Krásné místo,ale chtělo by to opravit.
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