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Castles in Limburg-Weilburg

Hesse, Germany

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The 10 Most Beautiful castles in Limburg-Weilburg

Schloss 1
Castle · Westerwald
Renaissance castle (outside)
The eye-catcher and landmark of the town is the magnificent Renaissance castle with its Protestant castle church, which Prince Johann Ludwig had built instead of the former moated castle.
Schloss Weilburg
Castle · Lahntal
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weilburg
High above Weilburg, at the top of the spur around which the Lahn flows, the Weilburg castle and adjacent castle garden are enthroned. You can enjoy the best view over Weilburg from the grounds, which were specially prepared for the castle. First settled around the year 900 AD, Count Philipp III and his son Albrecht von Nassau-Weilburg built a four-winged palace on this site between 1533 and 1572. It still dominates Weilburg's cityscape today and served as the residence of the Counts of Nassau-Weilburg for over 200 years. Count Johann Ernst (1675 - 1719) and his master builder Julius Ludwig Rothweil converted and extended the complex in the baroque era so that the castle, outbuildings and the castle and town church still look "from one piece" today. Restored and maintained with great commitment, the palace offers interested visitors a tour through various epochs of noble living, courtly life and interesting details about the history of the House of Weilburg-Nassau. Did you know, for example, that the last duke residing here, Adolph zu Nassau-Weilburg, became Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890? Our expert museum guides will be happy to tell you more about this on a guided tour. Translated with DeepL.com
Burg Runkel
Castle · Lahntal
Burg Runkel
Urkundlich wird Burg Runkel erstmalig 1159 genannt. Sehr wahrscheinlich ist die Gründung der Burg auf den Hohenstauferkaiser Friedrich Barbarossa zurückzuführen.Die Kernburg wurde im Jahr 1634 durch Kroaten (österreichische Truppen) zerstört und in der Folgezeit nicht wieder aufgebaut. Sie bildet den heutigen Ruinenteil. Anstelle dessen wurden andere Gebäudeteile, die zwei Innenhöfe umschließen, für Wohnzwecke ausgebaut. Die Burg Runkel befindet sich auch heute noch im Besitz der Familie zu Wied.
Schloss Weilburg
Castle · Lahntal
Schloss Weilburg
Castle · Westerwald
Renaissance-Schloss
Castle · Westerwald
Renaissance-Schloss
Castle · Westerwald
Burg Waldmannshausen
Castle · Westerwald
Renaissance-Schloss Hadamar
Castle · Westerwald
Schloss / Burg
Castle · Lahntal
Jagdschloss Windhof
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