Aystetten Castle

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Aystetten Castle, engraving from 1740
North / east side of the castle
View in the morning mist from Luisenruh Castle to Aystetten Castle
Detail of the castle wall
Castle portal

Aystetten Castle is exposed around 12 kilometers northwest of Augsburg at the end of a small ridge in the municipality of Aystetten in the Augsburg district . It is a three-storey elongated single-winged gable roof building. Of the former fortifications that surrounded the castle building, only two towers and a few walls remain.


Aystetten Castle (Eystett) was first mentioned in 1428 as a fiefdom from the Augsburg bishop to the Langenmantel von Radau family . Subsequently, there were multiple changes of ownership. The lords of the castle included the Augsburg patrician families Eggenberger and Herwarth. In 1545 the village and castle came to the Heilig Kreuz monastery , and in 1582 to Anton Fugger , who sold the Aystetter property to the Fleckheimers in 1615 due to high debts.

During the Thirty Years' War the castle was almost completely destroyed. In 1693 it came into the possession of Leonhard Carl Sulzer, who rebuilt the building and a. equipped with impressive stucco ceilings. After a brief interlude by the Langenmantel family , the property passed to Christian von Münch in 1729 , who subsequently called himself Münch auf Aystetten with pride . He expanded the fortified castle to double its size, built farm buildings and laid out additional gardens. Furthermore, he equips the porcelain room , which is kept in the airy Rocaille style ... with valuable Chinese faience , which aims to convey something of the ideas about China at that time in imaginative images. At Christian v. Münch paired his love for China with a healthy business acumen: he planted mulberry trees and began growing silkworms .

In 1858 Johann Paul von Stetten acquired the castle and the properties belonging to it. In the second half of the 19th century, extensive renovation and conversion work took place:

Between 1908 and 1911 Max von Stetten commissioned the Augsburg architect Hans Schnell with a historicizing change to the gable, the terrace extension on the west side and the new building of the economy. On the occasion of the restoration from 1952 to 1958, the gable walls were reconstructed in their original dovetail shape. In 1963 the old farm buildings were partially demolished and a few years later the southern castle wall.

Today, Aystetten Castle is owned by the von Stetten family in the sixth generation .

Guitar days have been held in the castle since 2002 and the porcelain room, which was last extensively renovated in 1994/95, is the venue for concerts and private parties.


  • Christof Metzger: country estates of Augsburg patricians. Munich / Berlin 2005, pp. 50–55.

Web links

Commons : Schloss Aystetten  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.schloss-aystetten.de/html/body_geschichte.html
  2. http://www.familie-von-stetten.de/html/startseite.htm
  3. Metzger 2005, p. 50.
  4. http://www.focus-gitarre.de/magazin/artikel.php?artikel=31&type=2&menuis=37&topmenu=37

Coordinates: 48 ° 24 '22.9 "  N , 10 ° 46' 35.1"  E