Fußberg Castle

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Fußberg Castle

The Fußberg Castle is located in Gauting in the Würmtal near Munich. It is located just north of the center of Gauting on the left bank of the Würm in a river bend .


Engraving by Michael Wening around 1700
Information board above the main entrance
Garden side
Pond in the castle park

The name of the castle goes back to the knight family of the feet , who administered the castle in the 12th century and who belonged to the state of the ministerial officials under the Bavarian ruling house of the Wittelsbachers . Footberg has been documented as a fortified manor and fiefdom of the Bavarian dukes since 1342. In 1560, Fußberg became the center of a Hofmark and remained so until the secularization in 1803. In the sources it is listed as the seat of Wittelsbacher Ministerials. After the imperial judge Ludwig von der Teck , the castle became the property of the Munich families Püttrich, Ligsalz, Dichtl and Weiler until it was taken over by the Andechs monastery in 1621 . The prelates of the monastery rebuilt the building , which was badly damaged in the Thirty Years War, in 1721 into a representative, palais-like country residence roughly in its current form. The following owners after the dissolution of the Andechs monastery and its court brands in 1803 were Freiherr von Zweibrücken, Theodor von Hallberg-Broich , Count Waldbott-Bassenheim, Baron Hirsch and Rudolf Schwanthaler. From 1893 to 1981, Fußberg Castle served as the factory owner's villa for the Haerlin paper mill (which has since been demolished) until the Gauting community acquired the castle and the park in 1981.

The castle was originally designed as a moated castle in a river bend; until the 19th century, the complex had a military character. The castle was given its current shape as a three-storey hipped roof building in 1721 based on plans by Paul von Dießen . The castle was rebuilt again in 1894–1897 and was given a park in the first half of the 19th century. So it became an upscale residence in an English country garden .

The complex includes the main building, the carriage house in need of renovation and the so-called Salettl . The publicly accessible park belonging to the palace complex is traversed by the Würm.

Current situation

After extensive renovation work by the community of Gauting, the castle and Salettl were fully rented to Engel & Zimmermann AG from 1999. The Schlosscafé ceased operations on October 31, 2009 following the termination of the sublease agreement by Engel & Zimmermann. Since 2017 there is again a café-restaurant in the Salettl.


  • Gerhard Schober: Monuments in Bavaria. Starnberg district . Schnell & Steiner publishing house, Munich 1989, ISBN 3795410053 .
  • Erich Weichelt, Mark Schütze, Gerhard Ongyerth: The Würm. In the flow of stories . Buchendorfer Verlag, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-927984-46-9 .
  • Rüdiger von Reichert: Fußberg Castle on the Würm. Eight centuries of a manor house . P. Kirchheim Verlag, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-87410-091-X .

Individual evidence

  1. Michael Berzl: Zauberhafter Würmfleck , article in the Starnberg local edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung from August 28, 2015

Web links

Commons : Schloss Fußberg  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 4 ′ 12.4 "  N , 11 ° 23 ′ 17.1"  E