Hof Palace (Cham)

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Hof Palace after an engraving by Michael Wening from 1721

The expired Hof Castle was located in the district of the same name in the Upper Palatinate community of Cham in the Cham district of Bavaria (Hof 50).


A wigoleis from the courtyard appears in the country table in 1419 , but it is uncertain whether this refers to this property. Reliable news is only available at the end of the 15th century. According to the feudal lords , Hof is a fiefdom of the Electoral Palatinate . The Präckendorfer entrusted at this time with the Burglehen. In 1548 Christoph Püdensdorfer issued a lapel to Elector Friedrich for the fiefdom bought by the Präckendorf family, but the Püdensdorfer were already registered here as the owner in 1543.

In 1676, Elector Ferdinand Maria enfeoffed Landshut government councilor Korbinian Wolfgang Gerbel with the fiefdom of Hof, emphasizing that Hof zu Cham is fiefdom. In addition, the elector converts the previous man's fief into a man and woman knight's fief. According to the fiefdom letter of 1715, the heirs of Gerbel are allowed to sell the fiefdom of Hof to Johann Franz Sinzl . However, the fief can only be transferred to the Sinzl in 1727. In 1827 Andreas von Moro (Moreau) is enfeoffed with court. In 1830 he was allowed to set up a second class patrimonial court after this was not allowed for his non-aristocratic predecessor, Adalbert Sinzl . After Ignatz von Moro's death , the jurisdiction was declared dormant because of his non-aristocratic heirs and in 1848 the state withdrew as part of the general judicial reform.

Hof Palace then and now

According to the engraving by Michael Wening , Hof was a two-storey building on a hill with a gable roof . A porch was attached to the north side. To the south a two-story tower can be seen, which is connected to the manor house by a connecting structure. The castle is not particularly well-defended and is only partially surrounded by a wooden or palisade fence .

Get remained listed cellar vault of the former castle building. These segmented arch barrels are made of granite rubble and plastered. Shutterboard prints are still preserved. These parts date from the 14th to 15th centuries.


  • Max Piendl: The Cham Regional Court (p. 55). (= Historical Atlas of Bavaria, part of Altbayern booklet 8). Commission for Bavarian History, Michael Laßleben Verlag , Munich 1955.

Coordinates: 49 ° 12 ′ 7.3 "  N , 12 ° 41 ′ 43.2"  E