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Grünwald castle

Grünwald castle
Grünwald castle

Grünwald Castle (Burg Grünwald) is a medieval hill castle in Grünwald, Bavaria.

The castle square goes probably back to a Roman watchtower on the Isar river. The high medieval castle of the 12th Century was documented as a possession of the counts of Andechs. In 1293 it came into the possession of the Wittelsbach. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria acquired at that time the possession of the fortress from Ulrich Vellenberg, a ministeriales of the Counts of Andechs. The present building dates mainly from the late 15th Century, when the castle was renovated to celebrate the wedding of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria with Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of emperor Frederick III. The construction work was carried out 1486/87 under the direction of the foreman Jörg Weikertshausen. Louis X, Duke of Bavaria was born here in 1495. The castle was then used as a ducal hunting lodge, prison and powder magazine.

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Grünwald (German for green forest) is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the right bank of the Isar, 12 km southwest of Munich (centre). As of 2005 it has a population of 10,869.

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