Schloss Pretzfeld

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  • Mpaege

    12th century built for the lords of Pretzfeld
    1182 (Ministeriale of Pretzfeld)
    Destroyed in the Peasants' War by the Ebermannstädter Bauernhaufen in 1525, then rebuilt
    1589 Construction of today's east wing
    1595 extensive reconstruction of the castle
    1631 looting in the Thirty Years' War
    1677 Construction of the Renaissance bay window
    1710-29 Renewal of the plant under Johann Adam Stiebar
    1946-2004 Headquarters of a research laboratory of Siemens A significant result was the introduction of silicon as semiconductor material. The technical development of high-blocking diodes, transistors and thyristors was accompanied by fundamental theoretical work to understand the physics of the devices.
    Living and working environment since 2005 Home of several small companies and renting rooms for events.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Very good information. So a HL must be created, which is nothing to add. Funny is the source. Real estate development, a castle as a business park.
    I can contribute something:
    The castle Pretzfeld was mentioned in 1145 (or 1182) as the residence of the "Hademar de Bretevelt" (broad field). Pretzfeld itself is much older:
    "The origin of the later place Pretzfeld is probably due to the settlement of a clan from the Germanic Thuringian tribe in the 6th Century.The origins of the elevation of this place to a parish may then be in a command of Charlemagne from the year 793 to find."

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    • October 11, 2018

  • ML

    First mentioned in 1182. Used privately today. Inspection possible.

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    • July 28, 2020

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


  • Elevation340 m

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