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Burg zu Burghausen

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Added on 30 Jan 2014,

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Type of sights

Castle/palace

 

Name and address

Burg zu Burghausen

Burg

DE-84489 Burghausen

Geodetic coordinates

48.163961 12.832408

Communication

Internet

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Burg zu Burghausen von Süden
Burg zu Burghausen von Süden
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Burg zu Burghausen, Büchsenmeisterturm und Tor
Burg zu Burghausen, Georgstor von Norden
Burg zu Burghausen, Georgstor von Norden
Burg zu Burghausen, Hauptburg von Norden
Burg zu Burghausen, Hauptburg von Norden

The Burghausen Castle in Burghausen, Upper Bavaria is the longest castle complex in Europe (1,043 m).

The gothic castle comprises the main castle with the inner courtyard and five outer courtyards.

The outermost point of the main castle is the Palas with the ducal private rooms. It today houses the Castle museum, including late Gothic paintings of the Bavarian State Picture Collection. On the town side of the main castle next to the donjon is the gothic, inner Chapel St.Elizabeth (1255) and the Dürnitz (knights' hall) with its two vaulted halls. Opposite to the Dürnitz are the wings of the Duchess.

The first outer courtyard was protecting the main castle and included also the stables, the brewery and the bakery. The second courtyard houses the large Arsenal building (1420) and the gunsmith's tower. This yard is protected by the dominant Saint George's Gate (1494). The Grain Tower and the Grain Measure's Tower was used for stabling and as a store for animal food, they belong the third courtyard. The main sight of the forth courtyard is the late Gothic, outer Chapel St.Hedwig (1479–1489). The court's officials and craftsmen worked and lived in the fifth courtyard which was once protected by a strong fortification. In 1800 this fortification was destroyed by the French under Michel Ney.

The Pulverturm ("Powder Tower", constructed before 1533) protected the castle in the western valley next to lake Wöhrsee. A battlement connects this tower with the main castle.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Burghausen Castle', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 January 2014, 14:14 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Burghausen_Castle&oldid=590969151> [accessed 30 January 2014] 

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Hours of opening:

Staatliches Burgmuseum in der Hauptburg (mit Staatsgalerie)
April-September: 9-18 Uhr
Oktober-März: 10-16 Uhr
täglich geöffnet

Geschlossen am: 
1. Januar, Faschingsdienstag, 24., 25. und31. Dezember

Added on 30 Jan 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 30 Jan 2014