The Castel of Starnberg

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Article ID EUD4069


The Castel of Starnberg


Decoratie view of the castel Starnberg at the Starnberg lake in Bavaria.


ca. 1880



Historical Description

Starnberg Castle was created in the early modern period through the reconstruction of the high medieval castle complex of Starnberg (Starnberg district) in Upper Bavaria. The founding of the castle is assigned to the Counts of Andechs-Meranien and dates back to the 11th century. As a fortification, the castle is certainly older due to its strategic location. Starnberg Castle was first mentioned in 1244 as "Starnberch Castrum". The high medieval fortress was possibly built as a counter-castle to the nearby Karlsburg of the Wittelsbach family, which has been preserved as a castle stable a few kilometers north above the Mühltal near Leutstetten. In 1734, a large part of the now baroque palace was destroyed by fire, the remaining buildings slowly fell into disrepair. From 1803 the castle was used as an office building for the rent office and the forest office. 1969 to 1972 the castle was completely gutted and rebuilt.

Place of Publication Germany
Dimensions (cm)9,5 x 19
ConditionMounted on cardboard
TechniqueWood engraving


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