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The castle Gutenstein is a castle on the Danube above the same place Gutenstein in the district of Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg).The building has a T-shaped layout with three gables and is a three-storey plastered limestone construction in spur position. The plant is surrounded by a rectangular castle wall, on the north wall is a freestanding round tower. A well that was spilled today, which was probably used for water supply and in wartime for other purposes, led through the castle rock to the Danube.
(Source: Wiki de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Gutenstein)
June 5, 2019
The castle Gutenstein was probably built in the 16th century (documented from 1626) and rebuilt in the early 18th century in the classicist style of Franz Ludwig Schenk von Castell, the so-called "Malefizschenk". In 1834 it was sold due to financial problems to Ludwig von Langenstein, a son of the Baden Grand Duke Ludwig I. In hereditary ways it came in 1872 to the Earls of Douglas.In the castle was a Obervogteiamt as an administrative center for the villages Gutenstein, Engelswies, Ablach and Altheim, which were united to the "rule Gutenstein". The Gutensteiner Obervogteiamt existed until the transition of the rule to Baden in the wake of the Pressburg peace in 1806.In 1978, the dilapidated property was sold by Douglas to Manfred Klietmann. This sold the renovated and restored castle at the end of 2005 with around 700 m² of living space and a plot of 12,000 m² to a private person from Reutlingen. It can now be booked for weddings, family celebrations or corporate events.
July 28, 2019
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