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Wenzelschloss

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    There was already a castle in Lauf in the 12th century, but it was destroyed at the beginning of the 14th century. It was only around 50 years later, namely in 1353, that the later Emperor Karl acquired the area on the Pegnitz and a few years later had a new imperial residence built on the site of the old castle. Since the emperor as the Bohemian king also bore the name Wenceslas, the castle soon became known as the Wenceslas Castle. Wenceslas, the national saint of Bohemia, is also shown as a portrait above the main gate of the castle.

    You can explore the castle and its premises either on your own or as part of a guided tour.

    Opening times: Info point: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Castle: Wednesday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on weekends 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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    • April 17, 2019

  • Alwin

    Picturesque from the Pegnitz wrestles around. The small courtyard and the bridges are a medieval highlight

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Alwin

    Middle Ages feeling Pur

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Timber

    Lauf experienced its first heyday under the banner of the Bohemian lion. Based on the city survey, a diverse urban life developed: self-government and jurisdiction, crafts, markets and customs, church and school, social institutions. The urban character found its expression in the emblems of the seal, coat of arms and flag as well as in the various public buildings from the town hall, the shepherd's house, the shooting house to the "Fronveste", the city jail; not to forget the fortification with ditch, wall, towers and gates, which made running to a reasonably safe place.

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    • April 4, 2019

  • 〽️Markus

    The second, still largely preserved castle dates back to Emperor Charles IV, who had it completely rebuilt in his capacity as King of Bohemia between 1357 and 1360.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    Of less importance than its function as a fortification was the importance of the castle as an imperial "Lustsaal", as the representative residence of the emperor on his travels, as the last Bohemian quarter before Nuremberg.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    The second, still largely preserved castle dates back to Emperor Charles IV, who had it completely rebuilt in his capacity as King of Bohemia between 1357 and 1360.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Magic Harry

    Wenzel Castle, former imperial residence on an island in the Pegnitz. Golden street in Emperor Charles IV

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Rosi_1

    Over the bridge that leads over the Pegnitz one comes into the inner courtyard of the castle.
    The Pegnitz has a length of about 113 km.
    The river name goes back to the name "Paginza" from 889 and is seen as a derivative of "flowing water".
    The source is located in the city of Pegnitz.
    North of the inner city of Fürth, the Pegnitz merges with the Rednitz to form the Regnitz.

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    A well-preserved castle, if you want to take photos unhindered by leaves, you should visit this property in winter :-D

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Rosi_1

    Bridge gate to the castle.
    Originally a massive gate construction with a half-timbered upper floor. Destroyed in 1533 in the 2nd Margrave War. Reconstruction from 1580.

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Petra und Jake

    Nowadays the walls are home to the tourist information office.

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    • July 29, 2021

  • netreisetagebuch

    "... Now it is not far to the Wenzelschloss, the Laufer Kaiserburg. It is located on a Pegnitzinsel and replaced a ministerial castle in the 14th century. The Wenzelschloss is also home to the tourist information office ..."
    You can find more information on this at: netreisetagebuch.de/lauf-an-der-pegnitz-sehenswuerdigkeiten

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    • August 10, 2021

  • Ute 👣 🥾🚶‍♀️🚲 🐇🍀☀️

    The view from the bridge over the Pegnitz was a special highlight during the night of lights, among other things. the excellent light reflection Wenzel🏰 👌🏼. Also very nice during the day!

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    • October 4, 2021

  • Ute 👣 🥾🚶‍♀️🚲 🐇🍀☀️

    During the "night of lights" it was 🏰 a special feast for the eyes.

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    • October 4, 2021

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Location: Lauf a.d. Pegnitz, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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