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Schloss Höhenried

Schloss Höhenried

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Location: Bernried am Starnberger See, Weilheim-Schongau, Pfaffenwinkel, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Best Hikes to Schloss Höhenried
  • For photographers and others, a nice little castle in a public park on Lake Starnberg. You can take short and long walks in the park in a very quiet atmosphere. The Buchheim Museum is 5 minutes away.

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    • March 4, 2021

  • Beautifully landscaped castle avenue in the Höhenrieder Park.

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    • April 24, 2021

  • The Christmas markets are particularly beautiful here and shouldn't be missed.

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    • April 17, 2021

  • An easy bike ride about 20 km

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    • June 3, 2021

  • A number of series and feature films have already been shot in this setting 📽🎬🎞

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    • January 24, 2023

  • The current site of Schloss Höhenried in Bernried was acquired by Wilhelmina Busch, co-heiress of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, who was born in St. Louis in 1884, and her first husband, Eduard Scharrer from Stuttgart.
    The Busch-Scharrer couple initially bought the Postvilla in Bernried and enjoyed great social standing. After August Scharrer died suddenly in 1932, Wilhelmina Busch married her doctor, Carl Borchard, in 1933, from whom she divorced a few years later.
    She fulfilled her dream of building a palace on the site in 1937. The topping-out ceremony was celebrated in February 1938 and the palace with 60 rooms was completed in the summer of 1939.

    When the USA entered the war, Wilhelmina Busch moved to Switzerland, but kept her German citizenship. The castle was confiscated in 1943. For two years now, an orthopedic clinic has been accommodated here for the first time. Shortly before the end of the war, Ms. Busch managed to evacuate the Swiss embassies and the Geneva Red Cross to Höhenried, so that the entire property was protected from destruction. At the end of the war, the Americans confiscated Höhenried and left it in March 1946.
    Wilhelmina Busch herself returned to Höhenried for the first time in autumn 1946 and in 1948 married the American Consul General Sam E. Woods, whom she had met in Switzerland in 1942. Due to Sam Woods' professional position, important political and social events took place in Höhenried.

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    • August 30, 2023

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Location: Bernried am Starnberger See, Weilheim-Schongau, Pfaffenwinkel, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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