Meitingen Castle

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Meitingen Castle
Courtyard portal to Johannesheim with the new building in the background
Former economic building
Information board about the castle

Meitingen Castle is located in the Meitingen market in the Augsburg district . It is a three-storey building with a mansard hipped roof , three-axis center risers on the courtyard and garden side, corner rustication and cornices. To the north opposite is the former two-wing, single-storey utility building .


The estate and village of Meitingen was in 1704 by Balthasar III. acquired from Schnurbein . Between 1768 and 1773, an imposing rococo palace was built in place of the old manor house. The prince-bishop's court master builder Johann Martin Pentenrieder , who achieved the title of master in Augsburg in 1761 and has since been preferred to consult for comparable building projects, is likely to be the builder . In 1895 the baronial von Schnurbein family sold the castle and it was converted into a nursing home.

In 1980 and 2005 extensive renovation and renovation work was carried out:

The interior of the mansion was lost with the adaptation to the old people's home at the latest, except for the spacious staircase. We can only guess at the former design of the garden from visual evidence and in comparison with contemporary facilities .

Today the Johannesheim Meitingen retirement and nursing home is located on the site . The former utility building was converted into a residential building and a chapel.


  • Christof Metzger, Ulrich Heiss, Annette Kranz: Country estates of Augsburg patricians . Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 978-3-422-06574-1 , pp. 152–155.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Christof Metzger, Ulrich Heiß, Annette Kranz: Landsitze Augsburger Patrizier , p. 154
  2. Christof Metzger, Ulrich Heiß, Annette Kranz: Landsitze Augsburger Patrizier , p. 154

Coordinates: 48 ° 32 ′ 36.5 ″  N , 10 ° 51 ′ 1.3 ″  E