The area around Stuttgart boasts a wealth of historic buildings for you to discover, ranging from medieval castles and baroque palaces to magnificent royal residences and long-forgotten ruins. Take a trip back in time to a world of lords and their mistresses, knights and princesses – you can almost imagine how life used to be...!
castles & palaces
In spite of its name, the "Burg" was never the seat of a noble family. It was the citizens who, when constructing their town fortification, built ...part of the wall up the hillside – and therefore prevented a possible enemy from taking advantage of the favourable attacking position.
The Y-Burg is visible from a long way off. The district of Stetten's landmark, idyllically situated in the midst of vineyards, was erected somewhere ...between 1300 and 1310 by the seneschals of Stetten and their cousins of the von Y-Berg family.
Built in the 11th century by the Counts of Urach and expanded to a fortress in the 16th century under the Dukes of Württemberg, the castle has ...been in ruins since 1765 and has become Bad Urach's most famous landmark.
Built around 1300 by the Order of Teutonic Knights, Winnental Palace was sold in 1665 to the dukes of Württemberg. Since 1834 it has been a sanitorium, ...and today it is a specialist hospital for psychiatry and neurology.
This former royal residence is located in the heart of Bad Urach's historical town centre. The castle's interior rooms, such as the Knights' ...Hall (Late Gothic), the Palm Hall with frescos documenting the noble lineage of Count Eberhard V of Württemberg, the Golden Hall (Renaissance) and the White Hall (Baroque) are of particular interest for the history of the region and its art. Image: © SSG
Liebenzell Castle was built in the early years of the 12th century by the Counts of Eberstein. One of the most important castles in the part ...of the Black Forest belonging to Württemberg, it is held to be a prime example of a curtain-wall fortress. It was first officially documented in the year 1196.
Hiltenburg Castle in the Upper Fils Valley stands on the strategically advantageous, 707-m-high conical mountain peak of the Schlossberg, overlooking ...Bad Ditzenbach. Up until the 16th century it was the seat of the Counts of Helfenstein.
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