Filseck Castle

Filseck Castle (German: Schloß Filseck) stands on a promontory where the Pfuhlbach joins the river Fils (a tributary of the Neckar) near Uhingen in the district of Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg.[1] The castle is now a restaurant, museum and cultural centre,[2] and houses the Göppingen District Archive.[3]

Filseck Castle
Schloß Filseck
The North-East Tower
General information
Statusrenovated
Typecastle
Architectural styleRenaissance
Address73066 Uhingen
CountryGermany
Coordinates48.7008°N 9.6043°E / 48.7008; 9.6043
Current tenantsSchloss Filseck Stiftung
Renovated1986-1994
Website
www.schloss-filseck.de

History

The original castle was built in the 13th century by the Counts of Aichelberg. It was acquired by Burkhard von Berlichingen in 1596, and renovated in a Renaissance style. From 1749 to 1920 the castle was owned by the Von Münch banking dynasty.

In 1971 a fire burnt down the south and the west wings of the castle. Göppingen district acquired the property in 1986, and restoration work was completed in 1994. Since 2008 the castle has been run by the Schloss Filseck Stiftung (Filseck Castle Foundation) of the Kreissparkasse Göppingen (Göppingen District Savings Bank).[4]




References

  1. Karl Baedeker, Southern Germany and the Austrian Empire: Handbook for Travellers (Coblenz, London and Paris, 1868), p. 8.
  2. http://www.schloss-filseck.de
  3. Gilya Gerda Schmidt, Sussen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism (Fordham University Press, 2012), p. xii.
  4. Schloss Filseck, Stuttgart Region tourism website. Accessed 10 December 2016.


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