Hammel Castle

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Neo-Gothic south gable of the castle
So-called Malakow Tower

Hammel Castle is located in the Hammel district of the city of Neusäß in the Augsburg district . The castle is owned by the von Stetten family .


Wolfgang Paler the Elder Ä. was enfeoffed with mutton in 1550. Around 1550/60 he arranged for a new palace to be built. The building was probably destroyed by the Swedes in 1648. The new owner, Raimund Egger, had the castle rebuilt. Paul III von Stetten married the daughter of Raimund Eggers, Anna Maria Barbara, so two thirds of the castle came into the hands of the Augsburg patrician family von Stetten. The rest later fell to sex in a roundabout way. In the middle of the 19th century extensive renovation work was carried out and in 1891, according to plans by the Augsburg architect Jean Keller, the east-west facing wing was extended (new building), and the facade structure and the adornment of the south gable with neo-Gothic battlements. Inside the palace, Jean Keller designed the - here neo-baroque - picturesque furnishings of the large hall on the upper floor of the east building. The cellar redesign is linked to the beautiful family legend, according to which in 1891 the new owner of the castle, Auguste Monika von Plessen, linked her marriage and moving into Hammel to three structural improvements: a mural with her parents' Kurzen-Trechow / Mecklenburg castle in her future bedroom, an arbor (demolished in 1975/77) and a stepped gable .

An old maple avenue leads to the castle, directly to the square gatehouse above which the coat of arms of the current owners is attached. Also worth mentioning is the south-east tower of the castle wall, the so-called Malakov Tower , which is supposed to commemorate the famous battle during the Crimean War at the Malakow fortress.


  • Christof Metzger: country estates of Augsburg patricians. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich / Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-422-06574-1 , pp. 118–121.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Gut Trechow website
  2. Butcher: Country seats of Augsburg patricians. 2005, p. 212.

Coordinates: 48 ° 24 '25.4 "  N , 10 ° 48' 37.9"  E