Seefeld Castle (Upper Bavaria)

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Seefeld Castle

Seefeld Castle is a Gräflich Toerring 'sches castle in Seefeld near the Ammersee .


Seefeld after Michael Wening in the Topographia Bavariae around 1700
Location of Seefeld Castle

In the 12th and 13th centuries, Seefeld was the seat of highly free lords who owned property in the entire area. The core of the keep dates from the 13th century. The castle itself was first mentioned as Feste Schloßberg in 1302. It came into the possession of the Counts of Toerring- Jettenbach in the middle of the 15th century . In 1601 a brewery was built in Seefeld.

The castle was given its current baroque shape in the 18th century . Around 1739, the palace chapel also received a large part of its current furnishings. After 1766 the castle got an extension on the east side. The southwest wing of the high castle was built in 1897 by Gabriel Seidl to replace the orangery . The last new buildings were built in 1947/48. The current owner, Hans Caspar Graf zu Törring-Jettenbach, had the facility completely renovated in recent years. Cultural institutions at Seefeld Castle are the wide screen cinema and the brewhouse hall used for various cultural events.

From 2000 to the end of 2009, a branch museum of the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich was located at Seefeld Castle . It mostly showed changing exhibitions on subjects of ancient Egyptian art and culture from its own holdings. The rooms have been used for seminars since the closure.


  • Gerhard Schober: District of Starnberg (= Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation [Hrsg.]: Monuments in Bavaria . Volume I.21 ). 2nd Edition. Munich / Zurich 1991, p. 250-257 .

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Coordinates: 48 ° 1 ′ 51.6 ″  N , 11 ° 12 ′ 14 ″  E