In contrast to many other castles in the Werratal and the Thuringian Forest, the Creuzburg is well preserved to this day. The lords of the castle realized early on that the castle had lost its strategic value at the advent of firearms and henceforth no longer use the facility as a military fortress. In the meantime, the castle was a court, prison and administrative headquarters.
After the Second World War, the castle, which has since been converted into a castle, was occupied by the Red Army and used as headquarters. In the early 1970s, the dilapidated building was handed over to the city of Creuzburg, but the castle had to be closed because of danger of collapse. It was not until the 1990s that renovations began, which were finally completed in 1997.
Today you can visit the impressive castle complex, browse the castle museum, feast in the restaurant or stay in style in the hotel. In addition, every year at Whitsun a big medieval festival takes place.
More information can be found at burg-creuzburg.de.
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