Karlsberg Castle was built from 1776 to 1786 by Duke Charles II of Palatinate-Zweibrücken on the Karlsberg, then still Buchenberg. The ornate palace complex served the duke as a residence palace - but only for a short time. In 1793, French revolutionary troops burned the castle down.
Today you can see a few remains, signs tell you more about the story. The extensive grounds once included the main palace, the stables with a riding arena for a thousand horses, the orangery with the theater, cavalier houses, barracks and farm buildings. In the great garden, the "Karlslust", there was a zoo, cascades, ponds and a bear kennel.
May 12, 2020
Here stood the main palace of the castle Karlsberg, with a court of honor. It is said that this magnificent castle had 1000 windows.
It was built together with the complete "Karlslust" by Duke Karl-August. The construction and service life of the entire system did not last 20 years. Then everything was destroyed to the ground, by the French Revolution.
November 22, 2017
It is not easy to imagine, but if the castle still existed today it would certainly be comparable to Versailles. Unfortunately, there is not much left of the former splendor of the complex. Display boards present the remaining parts of the ruins. A QR code leads to a radio play with further information
April 5, 2020
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