Guggenberg Castle

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Guggenberg Castle
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Square courtyard of the castle

Guggenberg Castle is part of the Klimmach district . The hilltop castle is located above the Wertach Valley in the Augsburg - Western Forests nature park and is owned by the noble Neubronner family. The building is a three-wing complex.


The three-storey mansion with a steep gable roof is essentially late Gothic and was repeatedly changed in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1835 there were further modifications and new buildings. The terrace was built at the end of the 19th century. The park was also created around this time.

Guggenberg Castle was first mentioned in 1441 as the forester's house of the Augsburg bishopric . In 1448, the bishop gave the court to the Augsburg patrician family Langenmantel vom Sparren. In 1469 Andreas Langenmantel was born with his wife Ursula. Sulzer the owner and sold the property to his brother. Under this the castle was built as a stately mansion in 1470. In 1523 Guggenberg became a fiefdom to the episcopal rentmaster Wolfgang Schiegk, who sold it to the Augustinian canons of Augsburg in 1536 . From 1520 to 1565 the square courtyard was built as it still exists today. The canons spent their exile at the castle from 1537 to 1548, as the Augsburg council had already banned them from practicing Catholic religion in 1534.

The von Bally family ran a cotton mill on the castle grounds in the 18th century. After the secularization , the castle was owned by several noble families, currently the von Neubronner family .

The palace and palace gardens are not open to the public.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Königlich Baierisches Intelligence-Blatt des Iller-Kreis , column 315 of the year 1815; (Digital scan)

Coordinates: 48 ° 13 ′ 5.4 ″  N , 10 ° 43 ′ 13.1 ″  E