Cadolzburg Castle – Cadolzburg near Fürth

Picture: Cadolzburg Castle

"Cadolzburg" was first mentioned in a document in 1157. In the mid-13th century it was acquired by the Hohenzollern burgraves of Nuremberg. The oldest stone buildings known to us date from this time; during the following centuries these were extended to create a prestigious complex. When in the 14th/15th century the Hohenzollerns came into conflict with the city of Nuremberg, they made Cadolzburg their centre of government in Franconia. After the court was relocated, the castle continued as an important administrative centre of the Brandenburg-Ansbach margraviate until the end of the 18th century.

The main castle, perched on a steep rocky spur, is surrounded by an imposing ring wall, which like the main gate and Palas (part of the New Building) dates from the 13th century. Outside the ring wall is a spacious bailey, where the Burgmannen originally resided and which in the Renaissance period became a garden.

At the end of the Second World War the castle went up in flames and remained a ruin for decades. Over the last few decades the Bavarian Palace Department has secured the site and the building substance.

Cadolzburg Castle today houses the exhibition “A castle and its lords. The Cadolzburg experience” with an exhibition area of around 1,500 , which provides an entertaining and exciting encounter with the Middle Ages. Visitors are able to see, hear, smell and feel what it was like to live at the castle in the late medieval period and gain an immediate impression of the past.

Cadolzburg Garden


Event rooms at Cadolzburg Castle

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Object information:

Address

90556 Cadolzburg
Telephone 09103 70086-15
www.burg-cadolzburg.de

Opening hours

23 June 2017: Opening
(exclusively for invited guests; the museum is not open to the public)

24 June 2017, 9 am-8 pm:
(free entrance all day long)

25 June to September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission charges

Admission charges 2017

7 euros regular
6 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Cadolzburg Castle/ Imperial Castle of Nuermberg)
12 euros regular
10 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Please note

The function rooms at Cadolzburg Castle are not available in 2017.

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information on www.burg-cadolzburg.de

Nearest railway station:

Cadolzburg
www.bahn.com
It is an approximately 20-minute walk from the station to the castle.

Parking space:

"Höhbuck"
(10-minute walk to the castle)

Responsible administrative office

Burgverwaltung Nürnberg
Auf der Burg 13
90403 Nürnberg
Telefon 0911 244659-0
Fax 0911 244659-300
burgnuernberg@ bsv.bayern.de
www.kaiserburg-nuernberg.de

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