Schloss Mespelbrunn, Mespelbrunn

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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  • The castle is worth a visit in any case. It is surrounded by woods and pond. Parking costs €2 and in about 5 minutes, it is at the entrance of the Castle. Admission including guide costs €5 per person and absolutely justified. She was informative, entertaining and there is very much to see exhibits and goods of possession of. Fascinating, also because the castle is still privately owned and inhabited. Truly a romantic piece of contemporary history.
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  • We have visited the Castle as a family. Parking costs money and also the Castle. It is a short walk up to the Castle. We have made with the offered leadership and liked us very well. For the kids, you can buy fish food for €0.50 and then feed them. Also there is a small cafe on the castle grounds, where you can drink a cup of coffee or even a bite of food.
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  • We have visited the Castle Mespelbrunn as a family with 2 children. The parking cost of money and the footpath to the castle was not far. The entrance to the castle was in order. The tour was very interesting and well done.
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