The castle, formerly owned by the Margraves of Baden-Durlach, now houses a senior citizens' center, as well as the Agricultural Technology Center Augustenberg in the adjoining castle garden.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Augustenburg_(Karlsruhe)
November 8, 2015
Augustenburg Castle is a former castle of the Margraves of Baden-Durlach in Karlsruhe's Grötzingen district. The formerly connected castle garden and the Augustenberg chamber estate now house the Augustenberg Agricultural Technology Center. Until the end of 2017, a retirement home with approx. 115 care places was operated in Augustenburg Castle, which is to move in again after the renovation with demolition and new construction of the modern wing. The castle is currently a major construction site.
February 1, 2020
The history of the stately castle Augustenburg goes back to the 16th century. At that time, Margrave Christoph I had an old benefice house converted into a pleasure palace. Charles II built the three-winged complex in 1576, which Augusta Maria, who later gave its name, rebuilt and renovated in 1699. At the end of the 19th century, after Otto Fikentscher bought the castle, other painters from the Grötzingen artist colony lived here for a time, such as Gustav Kampmann, Karl Biese and Franz Hein. Since 1978, after extensive renovation and the new construction of the side wings, the castle has been used as a senior citizens' residence.
January 29, 2021
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