Festung Plassenburg

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  • Wolly

    The Plassenburg is surrounded by fortifications of the Renaissance era hilltop castle above the Upper Franconian town of Kulmbach. As one of the most imposing and largest Renaissance buildings in Germany, it has long been regarded as a model in fortress construction and is today the landmark of the city.

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    • May 21, 2015

  • Wastl

    In the beautiful courtyard, lined by the two-storey arcade corridors and the bust reliefs, there is the entrance to the various museums.
    In the German pewter museum is u.a. the largest diorama in the world with over 19,000 figures. Shown is the destruction of Kulmbach in the German War, on Konraditag, November 26, 1553.
    In addition, the landscape museum Obermain, with the Pröbitscher treasure, and the Army Museum Frederick the Great on the Plassenburg are housed.

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Timber

    Do not think that you have to write much, but interesting is the origin of the white woman who murdered her two children

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Olli "ROTE HOSE"😄

    The Christiansportal dominates the lower courtyard of the Plassenburg in Kulmbach. Christian von Brandenburg-Kulmbach had it built in 1607 as Manneristic grand portal. Above the gate you can see him in knight's armor on an ascending horse. He was ordered to order the Roman goddess Minerva. She is the guardian of knowledge and the protector of craftsmen and trade. As a goddess she stands for wisdom, wise warfare, art and shipbuilding.

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Gerhard H.

    The Plassenburg is surrounded by fortifications of the Renaissance era hilltop castle above the Upper Franconian town of Kulmbach. As one of the most imposing and largest renaissance buildings in Germany, it was for a long time a model in fortress construction and is today the landmark of the city. Date of origin around 1135.
    Source; de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plassenburg

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    • June 12, 2018

  • Olli "ROTE HOSE"😄

    The defiant fortress belonged from 1338 to 1791 the burgrave of Nuremberg and later Margrave of Brandenburg from the House of Hohenzollern. 1559 commissioned Georg Friedrich von Ansbach Caspar Vischer with the construction of a four-wing system. The Schöne Hof, an arcaded courtyard with dense relief decoration, is one of the most important creations of the German Renaissance.

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Wastl

    The portal has recently been restored and is now back in full glory.

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    • January 8, 2018

  • Wastl

    An impressive image of chest reliefs and the arcade designed by Caspar Fischer in the 16th century.

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    • January 8, 2018

  • Wastl

    The landmark of Kulmbach high above the city

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    • March 29, 2018

  • Richie on Tour

    If you are in Bamberg, I recommend an ascent to the mighty fortress Plassenburg with a good view.

    The Plassenburg is surrounded by fortifications of the Renaissance era hilltop castle above the Upper Franconian town of Kulmbach. As one of the most imposing and largest renaissance buildings in Germany, it was for a long time a model in fortress construction and is today the landmark of the city. (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • June 21, 2018

  • Frankenwald

    The Plassenburg is an imposing castle that towers over the historic center of Kulmbach and is the landmark of the city. From the Rondell you have a magnificent view over Kulmbach and the surrounding area. The Plassenburg is home to several museums: the German Pewter Figure Museum, the Army Museum Frederick the Great, the Landscape Museum Obermain and the Museum Hohenzollern in Franconia. In summer, the Plassenburg Open Airs take place in the Schönen Hof - the most beautiful Renaissance courtyard north of the Alps.

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    • February 12, 2019

  • Marion

    In addition to the historical background, the climb is worth in any case.
    Absolutely great view from up here!
    Directly below the Plassenburg is the beautiful old town of Kulmbach.

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Wastl

    The larger-than-life warrior figures and the seated goddess in the gable of the gate frame the triangular triangle of the margrave Christian sitting on a rearing stallion in full armor. From 1606 to 1608 he had this triumphal arch displayed in his honor in the High Bastei. It was the conclusion of the reconstruction measures of the Plassenburg since 1557 after the destruction, which were a result of the second Markgrave war (1552 to 1554).

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Gerhard

    The Plassenburg is a fortification from the Renaissance and was built around 1135

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    • October 4, 2019

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Location: Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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