The castle in Heidenheim was once the headquarters of the influential Lords of Hellenstein. Like so many other castles in the Swabian Jura, this castle came into the possession of the Counts of Helfenstein. From the beginning of the 16th century, the castle was owned by Württemberg, but it burned to the ground as early as 1530. The castle was only partially rebuilt and Friedrich I of Württemberg decided to add a castle to the castle.
While the castle fell into disrepair and restoration work only started in the late 19th century, the Renaissance castle is in excellent condition. A local museum and a carriage museum are now housed in both parts of the complex.
But even if you don't visit the museums, the view from the castle over the city and the Brenz Valley is unique. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from April to October.
February 13, 2018
Great the castle, the fortress is enthroned in the city of Heidenheim an der Brenz. It was once the headquarters of the Lords of Hellenstein. The ownership changed later: in the late Middle Ages the complex was in Bavarian hands, at the beginning of modern times it was Württemberg
July 20, 2020
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