The moated Mitwitz Castle was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1266. The basement of the north wing and the northern corner tower already existed at that time. In 1525 the castle was sacked during the German peasants war and partially destroyed. In the following years, the castle was only provisionally repaired. In 1596 it was rebuilt and expanded to its present appearance by Hans Veit I of Würtzburg.

From 1977 to 1989, the lower castle was extensively renovated by the Kronach district. In return, the district was granted a 99-year right to use the castle.

Today the moated castle can be visited. It is also home to a number of attractions and is home to a variety of cultural events and festivals. In addition to White Hall, which offers a wonderful setting for civil weddings, the church's wedding can take place in the castle chapel.



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


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Grzegorz Barczyk (2 years ago)
Nice place full of history.
Nadia Badenhorst (3 years ago)
Great Christmas Market!!
Kevin Sherman (3 years ago)
Could not take the tour as it was closed. Outside is still interesting, will return for your. Will be interesting to see how it was built.
Siglinde Engelhardt (3 years ago)
Wir haben das Wasserschloss schön öfters zu verschiedenen Veranstaltungen besucht und es ist immer wieder ein schöner, romantischer Ausflug. Sehr empfehlenswert
Paul Steinke (4 years ago)
Beautiful park and castle. Nice to take a walk. But it's not that huge.
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