Gablingen Castle

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The lock is reflected in the Schmutter
Restored castle of Gablingen 2020

Gablingen Castle is located in the Swabian community of Gablingen in the Augsburg district . It consists of a high and long lock and, together with the St. Martin church, lies high above the Schmutter on the edge of the Lech Valley .


In 1527 the Fuggers acquired from Sebastian von Knöringen the Gablingen rulership, bordering the Biberbach rulership to the south, with the associated castle, which, together with the St. Martin church, forms an imposing sight. The direct connection between castle and church testifies to the ecclesiastical and secular center of the former Fugger rule in Gablingen.

The high castle, a narrow building with a steep gable roof and bay windows, opposes the church tower with its staircase tower crowned with an onion dome. The church and the high castle were connected by a brick walkway in 1596. A terraced, walled castle garden is in front of the long castle below the high castle. Above the palace portal, the Fugger lilies can be discovered in the wrought iron grille of a round window. Until 1889 the castle was owned by the Fugger-Babenhausen .



  • Kluger Martin: The Fuggers. The German Medici in and around Augsburg. Augsburg 2009, p. 160.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 27 ′ 11.8 ″  N , 10 ° 49 ′ 17.5 ″  E