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Wasserschloss Mitwitz

Wasserschloss Mitwitz

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  • Wolly

    The moated castle Mitwitz is located in the market town of Mitwitz between Coburg and Kronach in the Steinachgrund at the mouth of the Föritz in the Steinach.
    The moated castle Mitwitz was first mentioned in documents in 1266. It belonged at that time as bambergisches fief the barons von Schaumberg. The basement of the north wing and the northern corner tower already existed at that time.
    In 1425, the richly wealthy gentlemen of Rosenau, a Coburg mint master, became new owners of the castle and village of Mitwitz. Plundered in the German Peasants' War and partially destroyed by a fire in 1525, the castle was repaired only provisionally in the following years, before it acquired Jerome of Würtzburg in 1575. At the end of the 16th century, Hans Veit I of Würtzburg had the castle rebuilt by the architect Daniel Engelhardt, who had previously planned the expansion of the Rosenberg fortress in Kronach, and extended it to its present appearance.
    Until the death of Ludwig Freiherr von Würtzburg at the age of 77 years in 1922, the plant was owned by the barons of Würtzburg. Since Annie von Würtzburg, his daughter, 1903 Theodor von Cramer-Klett junior, son of the industrialist Theodor von Cramer-Klett, had married, the castle became the property of the family of Cramer-Klett, who still owns it today. At the end of the Second World War, the Frankfurt City Library was outsourced to the Mitwitzer Wasserschloss.
    In the years 1977 to 1989, the district of Kronach renovated the castle and received a 99-year right of use. In the castle is the Ecological Education Center Upper Franconia and the apiary school Upper Franconia with a small beekeeping museum, which can be visited. Today, the castle and the adjacent park are regularly used for cultural events, markets and festivals. Castle tours are held from May to September. In and around the castle, the filming of the fairy tale film The Three Feathers took place in the summer of 2014.

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    • May 18, 2018

  • WildeHilde

    The moated castle is always worth a visit. A super well-kept area and great buildings

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Birgit

    Castle tours April-September: Saturday 14.30, Sundays and holidays 11.00 and 14.00, Tuesday 11.00 (June, July, August only), Thursday 14.00 (June, July, August only)
    October-March: Sundays and holidays 14.00

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Birgit

    Beautiful observation tower directly at the castle park. You can hear the water rushing and can enjoy the tranquility with beautiful views.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Frankenwald

    The moated castle Mitwitz is one of the most beautiful water castles in Franconia and is idyllically situated in the castle park. In summer, the Schlossparkfest invite you to visit the romantic Christmas market in winter.

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    • February 12, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The sandstone statue "The Frankish Knight" in the courtyard, created by Pankraz Wagner between 1572 and 1577, was located at the city fountain of Weismain until 1879.
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    • August 6, 2018

  • Peter

    Magnificent moated castle in Mitwitz which comes into its own in the evening atmosphere.

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    • February 14, 2021

  • 𝕯𝕽

    Mitwitz war memorial

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    • September 6, 2021

  • 𝕯𝕽

    In the courtyard of the moated castle Mitwitz there is this Neptune fountain, which is from the 18th century and consists of 1 complete piece of stone

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    • September 6, 2021

  • 𝕯𝕽

    The Renaissance moated castle, surrounded by a moat, is a three-storey four-wing building with gable roofs and four corner towers.

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    • September 9, 2021

  • Naxxos

    The moated castle Mitwitz was first mentioned in 1266 in a document. It belonged at that time as bambergisches fief the barons von Schaumberg. The basement of the north wing and the northern corner tower already existed at that time.

    In 1425, the richly wealthy gentlemen of Rosenau, a Coburg mint master, became new owners of the castle and village of Mitwitz. Plundered in the German Peasants' War and partially destroyed by a fire in 1525, the castle was repaired only provisionally in the following years, before it acquired Jerome of Würtzburg in 1575. At the end of the 16th century, Hans Veit I of Würtzburg had the castle rebuilt by the master builder Daniel Engelhardt, who had previously planned the construction of the fortress Rosenberg in Kronach, and extended it to its current appearance.
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    • August 6, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The inner courtyard of the moated castle is often used for various events.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the years 1977 to 1989, the district of Kronach renovated the castle and received a 99-year right of use.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the courtyard of the Kernschloss is a Neptune fountain from the 18th century.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Aurelia

    Wonderful renaissance palace and park. Viewing possible during a guided tour.

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Klaaner

    The Christmas market in the castle is worth a visit as soon as it takes place again.

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    • January 20, 2021

  • Danny

    Nice castle and easy to get to.

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    • June 23, 2021

  • BUND e.V.

    Since 1985, the ecological educational center in Upper Franconia has been at home in the historic Mitwitz moated castle. It is a place for children, youth and adult education. The ecological educational center is also active in nature conservation research. You can find all the information here: oekologische-bildungsstaette.de
    If you are also interested in a guided tour of the castle, you can find information on this on the following website: schloss-mitwitz.de/schlossfuehrungen

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    • September 22, 2021

  • Petra

    A beautiful moated castle that is worth a visit at any time of the year!

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Naxxos

    The renaissance moated castle, surrounded by a moat, is a three-storey four-wing building with gable roofs and four corner towers
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    • August 6, 2018

  • LarsWars

    This moated castle is really in very good condition and looks really great.

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    • February 10, 2021

  • SvenN

    Four-winged castle surrounded by a moat

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    • December 2, 2021

  • Sven™☀️

    When the weather is nice and on weekends, it can get very crowded and noisy in the palace gardens. A magnet for tourists and families. If you like it quieter, you should visit the park and the castle in the early morning hours at sunrise.

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    • January 7, 2022

  • Karolin

    Very nice hike

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    • April 3, 2022

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Location: Mitwitz, Kronach, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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