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Burg Gößweinstein

Burg Gößweinstein

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  • 〽️Markus

    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.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Maren Ingrid

    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.

    Goessweinstein Castle
    Burgstrasse 30 | 91327 Gossweinstein
    Tel .: 09242 299 9891 | Mail: info@burg-goessweinstein.de

    burg-goessweinstein.de

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    • June 20, 2017

  • Willigipfel

    Overwhelming authentic decor of the rooms in the castle with historical color scheme. Very worth seeing and to be recommended.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Hans Peter

    The opening times of the castle are from Easter to October daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices:
    Adults / seniors - € 3
    Children from 12 - 2 €
    Children from 6 - 1 €

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    • August 30, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    Very nice old castle. The present appearance is, however, in part younger Neoclassical origin.

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    • July 2, 2018

  • Michael

    A detour is worthwhile

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    • July 18, 2017

  • Otten ohne 🔋

    Castle visible from many sides. Very well preserved and reach. Beautiful hiking trails in the area

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    • April 25, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Beautiful authentic castle with original color scheme in the rooms.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Otten ohne 🔋

    Nice castle in great surroundings. Many beautiful hiking trails

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    • April 25, 2019

  • Marten

    Alone because of the fantastic view, it is worth visiting the castle.

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    • June 27, 2020

  • ML

    Castle and views are worth seeing. Check the castle opening times before the climb!

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Loreen

    Magnificent views of Gößweinstein and its landmark, the basilica. The entrance fee of 4 euros is absolutely justified, very nicely maintained and well-preserved culture. The castle is privately owned, you are very welcome here.

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    This is a duplicate of "Burg Gößweinstein" komoot.de/highlight/276716. (G)
    The user Loreen belongs blocked, he / she has created duplicates everywhere.

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    • August 7, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    This is a duplicate of "Burg Gößweinstein" komoot.de/highlight/276716. (G)
    The user Loreen belongs blocked, he / she has created duplicates everywhere.

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    • August 7, 2020

  • Gerhard 300 🍀

    Gössweinstein Castle is a medieval hilltop castle

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    • September 28, 2020

  • Barbara

    Be sure to look inside as well. Small, but prepared with a lot of love and humor. Great views guaranteed. It is worth it!

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    • June 20, 2021

  • Silli R 🚶‍♀️🚴‍♂️ 🤸‍♀️

    The castle can be easily planned with great hiking trails in the area

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    • June 25, 2021

  • Timber

    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.

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    • July 22, 2019

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Location: Gößweinstein, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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