Erching Castle

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Schlossgut Erching, entrance

Erching Castle is a castle in Erching , a district of the Hallbergmoos community in the Upper Bavarian district of Freising . The castle and the associated free-standing chapel St. Walburga are registered as architectural monuments in the Bavarian list of monuments.


The castle is located in the northeast of Erching on the southern part of an island surrounded by a moat that is fed by the Schwaigbach . The island is almost circular with a diameter of about 70 meters. The surrounding moat is about 25 to 35 meters wide. On the west side of the island stands the St. Walburga chapel, which belongs to the castle.


Erching Castle 1699 on a painting by Valentin Gappnigg

Erching Castle is first documented around 1400, the associated chapel in the Conradin register as early as 1315/16 . The current building of the castle was built under Prince-Bishop Albrecht Sigismund around 1652 by Hans Moosbrugger as a hunting castle. The chapel was consecrated in 1672 to St. Walburga. Even today, the palace and chapel have roughly the same appearance that the painter Valentin Gappnigg recorded in 1699 on a painting for the prince's walk in Freising . The castle belonged to the Hochstift Freising until the secularization .

After secularization, Gotthard Schmid bought the "dilapidated and unusable country castle" in 1803. In 1829 Joseph von Utzschneider acquired the property and built a model estate with potato and beet cultivation and a sugar factory. In the 19th century there were further changes of ownership. Among other things, the old outbuildings were demolished. Finally, Josef Selmayr , brickworks owner and last mayor of the Bogenhausen community before it was incorporated into Munich , bought the Erching estate. Since then it has been owned by the Selmayr family.


Erching Castle seen from the southwest

The castle is a three-storey building with a rectangular floor plan of around 23 × 12 meters. It is oriented in an east-west direction and has a two-storey gable roof . The windows have alternating triangular and arched pediments.


Chapel of St. Walburga seen from the northwest

The St. Walburga Chapel is a simple hall building with flat barrels with stitch caps. The polygonal east tower is crowned by a French dome . The ceiling and wall paintings attributed to Johann Georg Kogler from Altenerding date from around 1744. The altarpiece dates from 1672. A crescent moon Madonna is a work of the 18th century.


  • Georg Dehio (welcomed), Ernst Götz u. a. (Ed.): Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler Bayern IV: München und Oberbayern, 3rd edition, Deutscher Kunstverlag 2006, ISBN 978-3-422-03115-9 , p. 273.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. List of monuments for Hallbergmoos (PDF) at the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation. Retrieved June 2, 2020 (monument number D-1-78-130-6 )

Coordinates: 48 ° 17 ′ 54.2 "  N , 11 ° 42 ′ 27.4"  E