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Burg Zwernitz

Burg Zwernitz

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  • Naxxos

    The late Romanesque castle Zwernitz sits enthroned on a narrow dolomite rock above the village of Sanspareil.

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    • July 13, 2018

  • Hans Peter

    Opening hours of Tue-Sun:
    10: 00-16: 00.
    Stand summer 2018

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Söhni 🏃

    Zwernitz Castle, first mentioned in documents in 1156, is perched on a huge rock massif. At that time, the 32-meter high keep was used for the transmission of smoke signals to Plassenburg to Kulmbach. From the castle you have a magnificent view over the Franconian Switzerland. In the immediate vicinity of the castle Zwernitz is the rock garden Sanspareil with the Oriental building.

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    • October 18, 2017

  • Rombea

    Zwernitz Castle, which was probably built in the middle of the 12th century, experienced destruction and reconstruction in its eventful history. Its current appearance mainly dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. Very beautiful and well-preserved castle complex. Worth seeing.

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    • September 13, 2020

  • WildeHilde

    Zwernitz Castle, enthroned on a narrow dolomite rock, was first mentioned in 1156 as the ancestral seat of the Walpots. Around 1300 it became the official seat of the burgraves of Nuremberg and later the Kulmbach and Bayreuth margraves. From the keep, from which there is a wide view of the Franconian Switzerland Nature Park, smoke signals could be passed on via a system of observation towers (waiting areas) to the Plassenburg in Kulmbach. Larger parts of the late Romanesque castle have been preserved, which can be recognized by the typical humpback blocks. In the 1740s, Margrave Friedrich had the castle repaired as part of the construction of the Sanspareil rock garden. In Zwernitz Castle there is an interesting documentation of the history of the castle, its inhabitants and the town of Sanspareil.

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    • December 3, 2020

  • Wolly

    The Zwernitz castle, enthroned on a narrow dolomite rock, was first mentioned in records in 1156 as the headquarters of the whale population. Around 1300 she became the official residence of the burgraves of Nuremberg and later the Kulmbacher and Bayreuth margraves. From the keep, which offers a broad view over the Franconian Switzerland Nature Park, smoke signals could be transmitted via a system of observation towers (Waiting) to the Plassenburg in Kulmbach. From the late Romanesque castle have been preserved larger parts, which can be recognized by the typical humpback crawlers. In the 1740s, Margrave Friedrich had the castle repaired again as part of the construction of the rock garden Sanspareil. In Zwernitz Castle there is an interesting documentation of the history of the castle, its inhabitants and the town of Sanspareil.

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    • October 1, 2019

  • Armin Bock

    Not far from Sanspareil. Definitely worth a detour. Currently closed due to Covid-19.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • KiWaWa

    Nice to look at and easy to recognize from a distance due to its striking shape. Unusually we found the chapel towering over the rock.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • KiWaWa

    Small front garden with corner house directly in front of the Morganland building. Here is also a small coffee, a good starting point for a visit to the rock garden

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    • February 9, 2020

  • Stephanie

    Nice little castle in the center of Sanspareil. The castle was built on the rock. Unfortunately currently closed due to Corona.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • 🔮 Roland

    the sight of the building is already impressive

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Timber

    The Zwernitz castle, enthroned on a narrow dolomite rock, was first mentioned in records in 1156 as the headquarters of the whale population. Around 1300 she became the official residence of the burgraves of Nuremberg and later the Kulmbacher and Bayreuth margraves. From the keep, which offers a wide view over the Franconian Switzerland Nature Park, smoke signals could be transmitted via a system of observation towers (Waiting) to the Plassenburg in Kulmbach. From the late Romanesque castle have been preserved larger parts, which can be recognized by the typical humpback crawlers. In the 1740s, Margrave Friedrich had the castle repaired again as part of the construction of the rock garden Sanspareil. In Zwernitz Castle there is an interesting documentation of the history of the castle, its inhabitants and the town of Sanspareil.

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    • July 31, 2019

  • Naxxos

    In the year 1156 the castle Zwernitz, which stands on a narrow dolomite rock over the village Sanspareil, was mentioned for the first time as the seat of the whale population. The view from the southeast is particularly impressive.

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    • July 11, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    looked very impressive, I would like to have a look inside

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Robert Köhler

    Very nice and well preserved castle.

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Engelbertson

    Just have a look yourself, it is definitely worth it.

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    • May 2, 2020

  • Robert Köhler

    There is a very interesting story on the information board. The rock garden is the cherry on the cake.

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    • May 14, 2020

  • Engelbertson

    A nice place for a coffee and a piece of cake

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Lars

    beautiful sight, a beautiful castle!

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    • June 17, 2020

  • Claudia Gmelin

    Unfortunately only seen from the outside. The castle was closed.

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Peter

    Very beautiful medieval castle complex.

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    • December 7, 2020

  • Helga

    Interesting castle. A viewing is recommended.

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    • January 11, 2021

  • alpen_wasser

    The rock garden is an attraction for children.

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    • June 12, 2016

  • APunkt

    In autumn (October), the possibilities to stop (beer gardens) were unfortunately very clear.

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    • April 2, 2018


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