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Schloss Weißenstein

Schloss Weißenstein
Schloss Weißenstein

Schloss Weißenstein is a palatial residence in Pommersfelden, Bavaria, southern Germany. It was designed for Lothar Franz von Schönborn, Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Archbishop of Mainz, to designs by Johann Dientzenhofer and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. The Marstall (luxury stable) had been designed by Maximilian von Welsch. Weißenstein, built as a summer residence, remains in the Schönborn family.

The castle was built between 1711 and 1718 from local sandstone materials. The edifice is located in a rural area in southern Germany, which does not have industrial air pollution. During a restoration in 1977, the mortar joints were repaired using lime-cement-mortars, and large areas of the facade were then consolidated and treated hydrophobically using silicone products. In November 1998, some treated and untreated mortars were sampled by three scientific partners of the University of Hamburg, to compare the microbial colonisation and to enrich and isolate microorganisms from the silicone treated material.

The palace contains the largest private Baroque art collection in Germany, containing over 600 pictures. Baroque and Renaissance artists represented include Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, Titian, Rembrandt and Anthony van Dyck.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Wei%C3%9Fenstein ]

Address: Pommersfelden
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"I would like to go to Schloss Weißenstein, but I don't have a car, so how can I get there? Thank you so much." (posted 10/30/2016)

Unfortunately, I can give you at the moment does not help, because I'm on the road. Please try again on the side of public utilities in Bamberg or write the Bamberg Tourist Office. Sincerely Marina Scheinost
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 10/31/2016
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Hello, there are several possibilities from Bamberg to Pommersfelden Schloss Weissenstein or occur. A. Some rental companies also rent by the hour your vehicles (4 hourly rate); b. Taxi (expensive variant) or c with one of the buses of the VGN (composite Community Nuernberg, which should be the Kostenguenstigste variant. Journey time differs possibly fastest connection is at 12.50 from the Bamberg train station and at 13:49 in Pommersfelden.
Answer provided by Jürgen Schraudner on 10/31/2016
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I think there is a bus connection, but I am not sure. Schloß Weissenstein is really worth to be Visited !
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 10/31/2016
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"Hallo! I will be going from Munich to Bamberg, and then from Bamberg to Schloss Weissenstein. What is the best way to get transport from Bamberg to the Schloss? And how long would that take? Danke sehr! (it's a bit daunting, to make sure i get the right bus, and i have no idea what times they leave...)" (posted 09/18/2017)

Hello there is a bus from the Bamberger station (line 978) at 7:38 to Pommersfelden, the next however again only at 12:10 clock, price is currently about 5 EUR per person. Kind regards Juergen Schraudner
Answer provided by Jürgen Schraudner on 09/19/2017
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