Kollnburg Castle

Kollnburg Castle, locally known as Burgruine Kollnburg, lies in the village of the same name, in the Bavaria region in Germany.

Kollnburg Castle was first mentioned in 1153. It was built by the Lords of Kalmberg. In 1363 the castle passed to the Lords of Nussberg, who were ministeriales of the Counts of Bogen.

During the Böckler War, which was an uprising of Bavarian knights against the policies of the Duke of Bavaria, Albert IV, in 1468/69, the castle was burned down but was later rebuilt. In the 17th century during the Thirty Years' War, the castle was destroyed. It was never rebuilt and in the next century it was abandoned.

The entire property was auctioned in 1817 and bought by a local brewer. Then the remains of the lower parts were demolished and used to build a rectory. Its main remnant today is the 11 m high keep, with its walls of 2 m thick. It has been turned into a lookout tower.

At present Kollnburg Castle can freely be visited. A nice small castle ruin.


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Kollnburg Castle

Kollnburg Castle, locally known as Burgruine Kollnburg, lies in the village of the same name, in the Bavaria region in Germany.

Kollnburg Castle was first mentioned in 1153. It was built by the Lords of Kalmberg. In 1363 the castle passed to the Lords of Nussberg, who were ministeriales of the Counts of Bogen.

During the Böckler War, which was an uprising of Bavarian knights against the policies of the Duke of Bavaria, Albert IV, in 1468/69, the castle was burned down but was later rebuilt. In the 17th century during the Thirty Years' War, the castle was destroyed. It was never rebuilt and in the next century it was abandoned.

The entire property was auctioned in 1817 and bought by a local brewer. Then the remains of the lower parts were demolished and used to build a rectory. Its main remnant today is the 11 m high keep, with its walls of 2 m thick. It has been turned into a lookout tower.

At present Kollnburg Castle can freely be visited. A nice small castle ruin.


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