Braunfels Travel Tip:
This 800-year old castle is a living heritage site, full of special treasures and still inhabited by the family owners. The last makeover, which defines the castle as it is seen today, took place starting in 1880, and was undertaken according to neo-Gothic plans by building master Edwin Oppler. Many works of art are to be found in the castle. Besides works by the Dutch Masters, among them van Eyck, are works by the Hessian Tischbein family of painters, the historically important Altenberg Altar, parts of which are found in the Städel in Frankfurt and the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, and Saint Elizabeth's legendary ring. Places worth visiting include the courtyard, the knights' hall, the guest rooms and painting gallery, the sacral exhibition pieces from the Altenberg Monastery, the hunting paintings by Johannes Deiker, and the cannon square. Other areas to visit are the Princely Family Museum and the castle church with displays about the church's building history.
Hours: April 1- October 31: daily tours on the hour from 11am. November 1 -March 31 on weekends and public holidays from 11am, flexible on weekdays by appointment. Family Museum: April - October: 8am - 9pm, November - March: 9am - 5pm.
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Address: Belzgasse 1, 35619 Braunfels
Tags: Braunfels, Schloss, Castle, Museum
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