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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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.
burghardt horst (2 years ago)
Mein neuer Wohnort
Ronny Neumann (3 years ago)
Very old castle. In Bad condition. Renovation would be good.
Jozef Kaan (3 years ago)
Nice place
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