Fugger Castle Nordendorf

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Castle front with tower and gatehouse
South front of the castle
Rehlinger - Welser alliance coat of arms above the south portal of Nordendorf Castle

The Fugger Castle in Nordendorf is the remnant of what used to be a much larger Fugger castle complex . The two-story saddle roof building is located in the middle of the village of Nordendorf in the Augsburg district .


Around 1520 the brothers Hans Leonhard and Anton Bimmel from Augsburg acquired the Bavarian fiefdom of Nordendorf in addition to Meitingen . By marriage in 1580 Nordendorf came to the Rehlinger patrician family from Augsburg . Anton von Rehlinger had the high castle built in 1560, consisting of a tower-like mansion, possibly with corner turrets or cores, and a steep gable roof with wavy or stepped gables. Its west side leaned against an outbuilding and the tower-like chapel, to the south was the rectangular farmyard . In 1580 the Fuggers bought the castle and estate Nordendorf for 30,000 guilders, which from then on was the center of power of the Fugger branch line Fugger-Nordendorf. The Fugger-Nordendorf remained in the village until 1878. In 1862 (according to other sources, 1864) the imposing high castle burned down. Immediately after the devastating fire, most of the remains were removed and the remaining outbuildings were sold in accordance with the Fugger's senior council resolution in 1865 . Subsequent owners were u. a. the counts of the Fischler-Treuberg family.

Only the parts of the west (tower with chapel) and south wing (gatehouse) are preserved today. In 1979–1980 and 1994–1995 major renovation work was carried out, which changed the interior considerably. In the palace gardens there is a Renaissance fountain with the Fugger- Rechberg alliance coat of arms . An alliance coat of arms of the Fugger- Welser is attached above the south portal . Today's castle is shared privately and not open to the public.

Individual evidence

  1. Metzger, Heiß / Kranz 2005, p. 158
  2. Pfister 2008, p. 157


  • Kluger Martin: The Fuggers. The German Medici in and around Augsburg. 2009, p. 162
  • Christof Metzger / Ulrich Heiß / Annette Kranz: Landsitze Augsburg patricians, Munich 2005, pp. 158–159
  • Doris Pfister: Donauwörth. The former district, Munich 2008

Web links

Commons : Fuggerschloss Nordendorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 35 ′ 41.4 "  N , 10 ° 49 ′ 54.4"  E