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Plassenburg Castle

Plassenburg Castle
Plassenburg Castle in Kulmbach

This massive fortress belonged from 1338 to 1791 to the Burgraves of Nuremberg and subsequent Margraves of Brandenburg, members of the Hohenzollern family. In 1559, Georg Friedrich von Ansbach commissioned Caspar Visher to build a four-winged complex. The Schöne Hof (Beautiful Courtyard), an arcaded courtyard richly decorated with relief work, is one of the finest examples of German Renaissance art.

Further highlights are the Hohenzollerns in Franconia Museum, the Frederick the Great Army Museum (Windsheimer Collection) and the Margravial Rooms with historic pictures of the construction work, portraits of margraves and the gilt canopied bed of Margravine Maria (ca. 1630).

[ Source: http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/palace/objects/kulmbach.htm ]

Address: 95326 Kulmbach
Tags: Kulmbach, Plassenburg, Castle, Hohenzollerns, Renaissance


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Kulmbach is the capital of the district of Kulmbach in Bavaria in Germany. The City is famous for the Plassenburg Castle, which contains the largest pewter-figure museum of the world (Tin soldier) and its famous sausages.

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