Kronburg Castle

Kronburg, Germany

Kronburg Castle was first time mentioned in 1227. In the 13th and 14th centuries it changed hands several times between Hohenstaufen and Habsburg vassals. The castle was restored in 1490-1536 by Rechberg family. In 1524 it was occupied by revolting peasants and in 1625-1627 it was passed to Johann Eustach von Westernach.

Kronburg was conquered and partially demolished by French army during the War of the Spanish Succession (1703) and rebuilt in residential style in 1707. Today the castle is owned by the von Vequel-Westernach family and hosts weddings and other events.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

More Information

www.schloss-kronburg.de

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User Reviews

Daniel Ortlepp (5 months ago)
Beautiful castle, is probably still in family hands
Donato A. Mura (9 months ago)
Superb landscape and schloss. Really great place to start a new day
Annunaki (12 months ago)
Interesting castle, sorry I could not get into the premises. We managed to see only the courtyard and a little around. In the garden near the castle, deer are bred, cuties, you can watch them graze.)
Wolf Ese (2 years ago)
Very nice castle, but privately owned. The castle courtyard can be entered and the eye finds beautiful details, such as the fountain or painted and planted niches. You can also get close to the game reserve. The exit behind the castle offers a beautiful view.
Wolf Ese (2 years ago)
Very nice castle, but privately owned. The castle courtyard can be entered and the eye finds beautiful details, such as the fountain or painted and planted niches. You can also get close to the game reserve. The exit behind the castle offers a beautiful view.
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