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Burg Harburg (Harburg castle)

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The fortified building has towered over the town of Harburg for a good 1000 years and is today one of the largest surviving castle complexes in southern Germany. The castle was already ruled by the Staufers, Habsburgs and later by the counts and princes of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein. They expanded the castle in the 15th and 16th centuries to make it one of the most powerful fortresses in the region. A tour takes you to the castle church of St. Michael, to the battlements, past numerous towers and oriels. You enter the Kastenhaus with the courtroom, an armoury and the chancellery. The thieves' tower impresses with its dungeon and torture cells. Finally, visitors are given the opportunity to see the magnificent Prince's Hall from the Baroque period before the tour ends in a dining and hunting room. Those who want to see even more of the castle can take a look at other rooms on an extended tour or as part of a themed tour, e.g. the "tea room" with unique murals from the Renaissance period or the prince's box in the castle church.

Last edited on 26.10.2023

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