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Burg Maienfels

Burg Maienfels

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  • Heinz

    The castle Maienfels near Wüstenrot in the district of Heilbronn was built between 1230 and 1250. The core castle, which is still largely preserved today, was uniformly surrounded by a ring wall.
    Tour of the castle Maienfels
    Nowadays the special scenery of the castle Maienfels is used for concerts and theater performances. It is also possible to request the Marstall for civil wedding ceremonies followed by a reception in the castle courtyard.
    When the gate is open, the yard can be entered at your own risk. An outdoor tour can be requested from Wüstenrot. A visit to the living rooms is not possible.
    Contact over the city hall Wüstenrot
    07945 9199-21
    Maienfels Castle (@) gemeinde-wuestenrot.de

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Natascha

    The castle Maienfels is a hilltop castle on a promontory above the Brettachtal. It is located in the same suburb Maienfels the community Wüstenrot in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg.
    Castle Maienfels is considered a section castle, in which only one side must be protected, the other sides are protected by steep drops. From the castle are a main building, the fortifications and a tower preserved. From the primeval substance from the High Middle Ages, the bastion and a Abwurferker are preserved on the ring wall above the gate to the church.
    The castle is still owned by the gentlemen of Gemmingen, who founded the non-profit foundation Burg Maienfels in 1997 to keep the facility used for residential purposes. The castle is a popular destination and can be visited by appointment.Below the castle walls is the Protestant parish church of Maienfels, the place was created as Burgweiler. Residential buildings and a narrow street press against the castle walls, the former moat is now partly built over from residential buildings.The corner tower of the castle is provided with a truss attachment. For a long time, it contained the bells of the Protestant church below, which did not receive its current tower until around 1920.

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    • May 14, 2018

  • Schöpperger

    Castle Maienfels - an old robber baron castle,
    the place Maienfels is a haunted village high above the Brettach valley

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    • October 23, 2018

  • Ian

    Very beautiful castle of the gentlemen of Gemmingen. Again and again interesting cultural highlights in the castle grounds

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    • August 4, 2019

  • Rika123

    The castle "Maienfels" is located near Wüstenrot in the Mainhardt Forest in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg:
    - s. gemeinde-wuestenrot.de/de/freizeit-kultur/sehenswertes-ausflugsziel/burg-maienfels

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    • August 30, 2020

  • WandernGabyErich

    In spring, the magnolias bloom in the courtyard, a wonderful sight. Concerts are also held at the castle.

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    • January 7, 2021

  • Hans

    Wonderful view of Brettach and the Brettachtal. However, the castle is closed on weekends.

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Rainer & Petra

    The view is particularly special when you walk through the castle garden to the stone wall. Then you can see the houses of the village from above.

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    • March 8, 2021

  • Rosi 🦋☀️

    Very nice castle complex with a church.

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    • May 11, 2021

  • Steffen 🌞

    A really great castle complex and a beautiful view around it ... 🤗 I can definitely recommend it

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    • May 17, 2021

  • Lucas

    Maienfels Castle is a relatively unknown castle on the spur to the Brettachtal valley. From the top you have a beautiful view

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    • April 25, 2022

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Location: Wüstenrot, Heilbronn, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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