Burtenbach Castle

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Western front of the castle with driveway and castle wall
View of the castle from the main street
Back of the lock

Burtenbach Castle is located in the market town of Burtenbach in the Günzburg district . The three-story building with a mansard roof , with the corner bay protruding, has been owned by the von Stetten family since 1855 and is located below the main street. The castle is surrounded by a dense and extensive castle park . There is an ornamental garden to the west of the building and there are various farm buildings.


Ulrich Burggraf the Elder J. zu Burtenbach and Glött sold the Burtenbach estate to the knight Sebastian Schertlin von Burtenbach in 1532 . The Schertlins held the knightly aristocratic rule for seven generations. In 1818 Burtenbach passed to Moses von Hirsch from Augsburg , who sold the property to Ignatz Freiherr von Freyberg . In 1822 Friedrich von Halder acquired the village of Burtenbach, which finally passed to his nephew Johann Jakob von Stetten in 1855 .

The New Palace was built in 1556/57 . After a fire, the palace was renovated in a baroque style in 1739/40 by the Thannhausen plasterer and master builder Johann Kaspar Radmüller . Exactly 100 years later, under Friedrich von Halder, the palace was expanded to its present-day appearance. Several farm buildings belong to the area, e.g. B. the mighty Zehentstadel with its imposing hipped roof from the 18th century and round tower from the 16th century.

Building description

During the baroque transformation of the palace, “narrow, far projecting Reisalite with curved gables were placed in front of the building in the south and north, of which the northern one contains the staircase. The steep roof and the oriel tips were abandoned in favor of a modern French mansard hipped roof. The stables were also - perhaps by the master builder Joseph Dossenberg the Elder. J. - redesigned “. In 1910, Hanns von Stetten “expanded the southern bay window with a three-storey arbor including a winter garden and had a bowling alley built in the castle park ... Above all, however, Hanns von Stetten was concerned with the modern expansion of the estate. In the courtyard of the castle he had the Augsburg architect Jean Keller set up a new horse stable, which rounds off the grown ensemble to the east ”.

There are two entrances, one from the west and one from the east, to the castle courtyard. The castle portal is located on the side in the central building. Steps lead to the large hall, which is in front of the library and the winter garden . The social and other rooms are to the side of the square structure. The baroque staircase opens up the stately floorboards on the three residential floors. Five-sided bay windows are attached to the four corners of the three-storey building, ending with the eaves of the hipped roof .

The Stett estate management is now located in the former gardener's house. This, in essence, the oldest building in the palace area was redesigned to its present form around 1900.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Metzger / Heiss / Kranz 2005, p. 83 f
  2. Metzger / Heiß / Kranz 2005, p. 84


  • Werner Freybourg: Palaces, castles and ruins in Bavarian Central Swabia. District of Günzburg. Krumbach n.d., pp. 72-76.
  • Christof Metzger with Ulrich Heiss, Annette Kranz: country estates of Augsburg patricians . Ed .: Research group Augsburg patricians and related families e. V. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-422-06574-1 .
  • Winfried Sponsel: Castles, palaces and residences in Bavarian Swabia. Between Ries and Allgäu, between Iller and Lech . Typesetting and graphics partner, Augsburg 2006, ISBN 3-935438-54-0 , p. 94-95 .
  • Wolfgang Wüst: Schertlin von Burtenbach as Lutheran sovereign in the margraviate of Burgau , in: Georg Kreuzer / Walter Gruber (eds.), Sebastian Schertlin (1496–1577) as local lord of Burtenbach. Contributions to the emergence of Lutheran rule in the denominational age, 2nd edition, Burtenbach 1996, ISBN = 3-00-000793-8, pp. 62–70.

Web links

Commons : Burtenbach Castle  - Collection of Images

Coordinates: 48 ° 20 ′ 30.9 ″  N , 10 ° 26 ′ 52.8 ″  E