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Mespelbrunn Castle is a late-medieval/early-Renaissance moated castle on the territory of the town of Mespelbrunn, between Frankfurt and Würzburg, built in a tributary valley of the Elsava valley, within the Spessart forest. It is a popular tourist attraction and has become a famous Spessart landmark.HistoryOriginsThe first precursor of Mespelbrunn Castle was a simple house. The owner was Hamann Echter, vizedom of Aschaffenburg, a title which means that he was the representative of the ruling prince, the Archbishop of Mainz at the castle and town of Aschaffenburg. On 1 May 1412, Johann gave the site, a forest clearing next to a pond, to Echter, a knight, who constructed a house without fortifications. It was a reward for Echter's services against the Czechs. The originates from the Odenwald region. Their name presumably means "", the executor of the ostracism. In the 15th century the Spessart was a wild and unexploited virgin forest, used as a hideout by bandits and Hussites, who despoiled the regions nearby. Therefore in 1427 Hamann Echter, the son of the first owner, began to rebuild his father's house to a fortified castle with walls, towers, and a moat using the nearby lake.To visit Schloss and other attractions in Mespelbrunn, use our Mespelbrunn vacation builder.
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Traumhaft mitten im Spessart. Dieses Schloss sollte man sich auf jeden Fall ansehen. Rundherum kann man auch schöne Wanderungen unternehmen. Erholung und Entspannung garantiert.Fantastically located in the Spessart (range). You should look at this castle in any case. All around you can take nice walks. Rest and relaxation are guaranteed.show original
Прекрасно сохранившийся замок, просто чудо, что он совсем не пострадал во время бомбардировок. Платишь на входе и можно спокойно гулять по парку, ждать, когда начнется экскурсия. одно крыло замка жило... read more »Perfectly preserved Castle, just a miracle that he is not damaged during the bombing. Pay at the entrance and you can safely walk in the Park, wait when will begin the excursion. one wing of the Castle residential, even for a fee, how much exactly does not discover tour in German, a small castle, photographed inside it is impossible, unless the first Hall with suits of armor. Very interesting, so much old stuff, and exactly what they were used here, very much it was pleasant to us, you can buy cat food for Karpov and feed them into the ditch surrounding the Castle. Also there is a tavern, which was filmed by an old German film. Really want to go there when you roll the snow will be exactly as in the fairy tale "the three nuts for Cinderella"show original
We stopped on our way from London to Prague as was only castle directly en route - though not as spectacular as some of Bavarias offerings this certainly had an element of magic. The castle itself was... read more »
Ulrich WockenfussToday's 14.11.2015 unfortunately everything to the castle garden. Very nice facility.show original
Jeanot BruchmannBeautiful and very well known.show original
Horst SattlerPure romance. Competent leadership.show original
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