Bavaria, Burghausen Castleis

Burg 48, 84489 Burghausen, Germania

Simona Bertolaso

Burghausen

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Type
Palazzi, Ville e Castelli
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Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Found in the town of Burghausen, Bavaria, Burghausen Castle is one of the longest castles in the world at 1,043 meters.The special significance of Burghausen Castle derives from its historical importance as a sovereign castle belonging to the Bavarian Wittelsbachs and its architectural standing as one of the most magnificent examples of late medieval fortifications. The massive stronghold was the most effective fortress in the country and embodied the power and representative ambitions of the Bavarian dukes.From 1255 to 1503 the castle was the second residence of the Lower Bavarian dukes, whose seat was in Landshut.The complex is divided into five large courtyards, which were originally all protected by moats, portcullises and drawbridges.

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