Harburg Castle of Bavaria by EuroTourData

Harburg Castle is the hill castle, built around 1150 as the imperial castle of Hohenstaufen. Info based on the article Burg Harburg of German Wikipedia.

Aerial view from the southeast on Harburg Castle of Bavaria

Harburg Castle of Bavaria info

Harburg Castle history

During the Schmalkaldic War, the castle was taken over by the Schmalkaldic League in September 1546. After the defeat of the Schmalkaldic League, the castle was occupied by imperial troops. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was not destroyed.

In the 18th century, the castle church and the prince's residence were rebuilt in the Baroque style. During the War of the Second Coalition On June 24, 1800, after a short cannon fire, the Austrian garrison capitulated to the French troops.

Description of Harburg Castle

The castle includes an outer bailey and an inner bailey and is surrounded by defensive walls. The southern side of the castle, facing the plateau, was the most vulnerable during an enemy attack. The southern defensive walls are especially strong and have a zwinger with semicircular flanking towers.

Also, the castle includes two belfries The western tower is called the Thieves' Tower and is 16 meters high. During rebuilding in 1717, the east tower, called the Digestion Tower, became the stairwell of the adjacent hall.

Harburg Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Harburg
Type Hill castle
Condition Largely restored
Public access Guide tours only
Entrance fee € 4
Website Burg Harburg
Owner Gemeinnützigen Fürst zu Oettingen-Wallerstein Kulturstiftung
Street address
Burgstraße 1
Postal code 86655
Town Harburg
State Bavaria
Country Germany
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Plus code 8FWGQMMP+XR
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Latitude 48.78491
Longitude 10.68711
GeoNames ID 12500591
Knowledge Panel Harburg Castle

Nearby historical landmark in Bavaria

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Dataset to Harburg Castle of Bavaria

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Harburg Castle of Bavaria.

ETD ID: hrbav-grm.

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