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Schloss, Mespelbrunn
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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.
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  • By the fact that the castle is still inhabited, this has already been a special effect. Everything is authentic and the guide is excellent (you are not overwhelmed with lengthy stories and data, which you have forgotten anyway if you are outside). Note closed starting from the second week of november
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  • The Castle promises from the outside more than from the inside. You may have seen it but that one does not have. The elderly lady who has guided us through the House, has packaged the information very charming and interesting.
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  • This easily accessible palace is a classic structure, and worth seeing anytime or any day... fall and winter are particularly nice, with fewer visitors. Take the tour, its interesting and offered in m...  more »
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  • Very nice little Schloss...und a Super Guide with Laura made with :)
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  • Beautiful and very well known.
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  • Today's 14.11.2015 unfortunately everything to the castle garden. Very nice facility.
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  • Pure romance. Competent leadership.
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