Schloss Kransberg

Schloss Kransberg

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    The castle was first mentioned around 1250, but in 1874 it was rebuilt into a neo-gothic style chateau. In 1956, a service of the BND moved in, later parts of the German Air Force and the American Army. An American command post was set up in the bunkers for a possible attack by the Eastern Bloc countries. Nowadays the castle is used for cultural events, weddings and corporate events.

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    • March 12, 2019

  • Coyote

    Kransberg Castle: In 1939 the castle was confiscated by the Nazi regime and, as part of the Adlerhorst complex, was again fundamentally expanded and renovated. The underground bunker, the knight's hall and the garages were built during this time, until Kransberg Castle was conquered by the American armed forces in 1945.
    In the summer of 1946, the first conference in world history on biological weapons took place here.
    As a result, there was changing occupancy, always by military users. The Gehlen organization, the forerunner of the Federal Intelligence Service, also worked here from 1947 to 1961, primarily in the field of telecommunications intelligence. Units of the German Armed Forces and the American armed forces also used the facility.
    In 2011, the castle, like the village itself, served as the backdrop for the crime scene episode Das Dorf.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Angel2You🐾👠🏖️

    Great look, there is a guard dog that also monitors strangers from high walls. It always reminds me of a Dracula film set

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Christian

    Very nice castle

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    • February 2, 2019

  • omoses

    beautiful forest path

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Helius FFM

    Registry office and event location. Otherwise not accessible, as well as the WW2 bunkers below. Partly apartments in the building

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    • October 24, 2021

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Location: Usingen, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


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