Wasserburg Castle

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Wasserburg Castle
Castle and castle church

Castle and castle church

Alternative name (s): Wasserburg Castle
Creation time : 1100 to 1200
Castle type : Niederungsburg, location
Conservation status: essential parts received
Standing position : Count
Place: Wasserburg am Inn
Geographical location 48 ° 3 '38.3 "  N , 12 ° 13' 46.2"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 3 '38.3 "  N , 12 ° 13' 46.2"  E
Wasserburg Castle (Bavaria)
Wasserburg Castle

The castle Wasserburg , also called Schloss Wasserburg , is a complex resembling a water castle in the town of Wasserburg am Inn , Auf der Burg 3, in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria . However, it is not a moated castle in the narrower sense, as the castle complex and that of the underlying city are only 7/8 surrounded by water. In terms of type, it also corresponds more to a spur or ridge castle .


Nothing is known about the early history of the castle complex. According to a document from the early 13th century that has now been recognized as forged, Hallgraf Engelbert von Attel moved his headquarters from Limburg Castle to his already existing moated castle in the middle of the 12th century . In 1247 the castle and town of Wasserburg were conquered by Duke Ludwig (later Ludwig II the Strict ) after a 17-week siege . Since then, the Wasserburg was owned by Wittelsbach .

Plant and building history

In 1415 the forecourt of the castle was strengthened, in 1465 the castle chapel St. Aegidien with a pointed helmet tower was built and in 1475 the keep was rebuilt. From 1526 to 1537 the castle was expanded into a late Gothic palace , a three-storey building with a monumental saddle roof and stepped gables (1526 conversion of the ducal grain box ). In 1779 the keep was demolished, in 1809 the moats were filled and in 1870 further extensions took place.

Today the castle houses part of the land surveying office and a senior citizens' home of the Maria Stern monastery .


Web links

Commons : Burg Wasserburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ovb-online.de