Schwarzenberg Castle in Scheinfeld
Castle Schwarzenberg in Scheinfield is one of the palaces of the eponymous family - Franconian and the bohemian German family. Schwarzenberg is located near the town of Scheinfeld in Bavaria, located between Wuerzburg and Nuremberg.
From Scheinfeld the beautiful Renaissance castle Schwarzenberg can easily lead you to the many other attractive tourist destinations that are only about an hour away in the rich and natural beautiful Bavaria. From here Würzburg is located about 41 km away, where you can see its impressive Residence.
From Scheinfeld the town of Erlangen is about 39 km and Bamberg, about 38 km. If you like castles, you should visit the Palace Kaiserburg, which is 50 km from the castle Schwarzenberg and the magnificent Ehrenburg Castle is situated about 75 km away.
For the reigning family Schwarzenberg is mentioned in documents from more than 8 centuries ago, but their family mansion - the palace Schwarzenberg, is first mentioned in a document in 1258. You almost can certainly argue that the castle of this place had at least been established a century before that, although its existence has no real written records.
Between 1405 and 1421 the fortress was designated by the property owners of two lines of noble families. Emperor Sigismund had deep trust of the family and in 1415 the settlement around the castle received a town status. At that time the whole city was fortified, as today, part of the fence wall and the tower can be seen.
In 1607 the southern wing of the Schwarzenberg castle was destroyed by a fire. In the same year began the reconstruction project of the Elias Hall, who worked with the most famous masters of Augsburg. The creators of the mayoralty Nuremberg city hall, Jakob Wolff and his son were the actual contractors of the project.
In 1616 the Schwarzenberg castle was finally restored. Around 1702 a little over Schwarzenberg there was an old chapel in the name of St. Mary. Between 1732 and 1735 this old church was turned into a large monastery. The church was the work of the famous- Balthasar Neumann.