Burg Gößweinstein, also called Gößweinstein Castle, is a medieval summit castle in Gößweinstein in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria. The complex, located high above the market and the Wiesent, was possibly used by Richard Wagner as a model for the Gralsburg in its Parsifal.
July 16, 2017
The lovingly restored Gössweinstein Castle takes its name from its owner Gozwin. Today's Gößweinstein was already known as "Goswinesteyn" in the 11th century. A visit to the medieval castle is worthwhile for the wonderful view over the Franconian Switzerland.
Opening times: Easter to October daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Burgstrasse 30 | 91327 Gossweinstein
Tel .: 09242 299 9891 | Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20, 2017
The castle was probably named after its builder, Count Gozwin. The latter was killed in 1065 after invading the territory of the Bishop of Würzburg. The first documentary mention of the castle "Goswinesteyn" is known from 1076. At the time, Emperor Heinrich IV had Bishop Burchard II of Halberstadt, who was involved in the Saxon war, imprisoned there, which already suggests a strong fortification.
Since Bishop Otto von Bamberg it can be traced as a Bamberg property. From 1348 to 1780 the castle was the seat of a bailiwick of the bishops of Bamberg.
In 1525, destruction and subsequent reconstruction occurred in the Peasant War. The castle was destroyed again in the Second Margrave War in 1553 and then rebuilt.
July 22, 2019
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