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Burg Alzenau

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  • Frank Skibbe

    The Alzenau Castle is located northeast on a hill above the city. Due to its geographic location at Bavaria's most north-westerly gate, it has a special role to play here - in a sense, "at the very front in Bavaria". She welcomes visitors from neighboring Hesse in Bavaria and gets them in the mood for a visit to the popular Alzenau wine towns, among other things.
    Source: https: //alzenau.de/Bürger/Leben-in-Alzenau/Stadtportrait-Unsere-Stadt-/Sätzeungen/Burg-Alzenau

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    • February 26, 2018

  • Sascha

    Below the castle is a large parking lot. From here you can start beautiful hiking tours

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    • April 24, 2017

  • martin_ffm

    Castle tours

    The Lower Burghof is generally accessible at all times during the day, the Upper Burghof is open during events. The hall is opened for events and guided tours, individually after registering at the city information center in the town hall. Group tours of up to 15 people cost 25 euros. Each additional person (up to a maximum of 25 people) costs 2 euros.
    Visitors to Alzenau Castle can experience a piece of "history they can touch" on a guided tour through old walls. The castle, built from 1395-1399 in the late Gothic style, served the Mainz electors as the official and administrative seat. The surrounding so-called open court was ruled from here A whole lot of structural features of a fortified seat around 1400 can be discovered here:
    In the lower courtyard, the first stop on the castle tour, the history of the district court and its predecessor buildings is briefly discussed, as well as the history of the Märkerding and the free court. The Middle Ages become even livelier in the so-called Upper Burghof when the visitor learns about the 14 m high and 5 m thick shield wall and a wooden staircase that could be broken off when the enemy attacked.
    The actual living room of the lord of the castle and his family was in the knight's hall on the 2nd floor of the palas. When looking at the chimney, the chapel bay (a miniature version of a castle chapel and a jewel of this hall) as well as the kitchen and toilet bay, the visitor is transported back to the late Gothic period.
    This knight's hall is mentioned in the specialist literature as a "prime example of German castle architecture". There is also a story to tell about the Alzenau Castle from the 30 Years' War. Quoted from: https: //alzenau.de/B%C3 % BCrger / Living-in-Alzenau / City-portrait-Our-City- / Sightseeing / Burg-Alzenau

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Steven

    For castles and medieval fans an absolute must.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • SuS🅰️nNe☯️🙏

    Events often take place below the castle in the large car park, e.g. the Food Truck Festival or part of the city festival. The castle festival is performed annually in the castle.

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    • January 1, 2020

  • Martina

    Alzenau Castle was built around 1400. The complex roughly describes an oval, which is divided into a large, walled forecourt and the inner castle with inner courtyard and palas.

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    • November 21, 2020

  • Christian

    A good starting point for some hikes. 😀

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Joachim Sticksel

    The annual Burg Festival is highly recommended

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    “Alzenau Castle is a most remarkable example of a fortified seat from the first half of the 15th century. The unusually rich structure is explained by the excellent position of the owners, the short archbishops of Mainz. From an artistic point of view, it is one of the most beautiful pictures on the Lower Main ”, it says in“ The art monuments of Bavaria ”.
    Source: alzenau.de/B%C3%BCrger/Leben-in-Alzenau/Stadtportrait-Unsere-Stadt-/Sehensw%C3%BCrdheiten/Burg-Alzenau

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    • November 20, 2021

  • Veronika 2020

    Unfortunately, you couldn't get into the castle, but you could also see an impressive building from the outside

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    • November 20, 2021

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Location: Alzenau, Aschaffenburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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