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Castles and Palaces in the Saale-Orla District
Schloss Bad Lobenstein

Bad Lobenstein

Castle ruin with look-out “Alter Turm” and castle stump Regionalmuseum see below: museums)
Phone: +49 (0) 36651 2492
"Neues Schloss" with spa`s municipal park and garden pavilion, former residence of the princes of Reuß-Lobenstein y. l.
Phone: +49 (0) 36651 77165


Burgruine Blankenberg (castle ruin, currently under reconstruction) with look-out “Bastei”
Phone: +49 (0) 36642 22371 (community Blankenberg)
Schloss Burgk


Schloss Burgk (see below: museums)
largest castle grounds in this part of Thuringia, castle park with “Sophienhaus”, impressive weir system and red tower
Phone: +49 (0) 3663 400119
Fax: +49 (0) 3663 402821
E-Mail: museum@schloss-burgk.de
Hirschberg Schloss


Schloss Hirschberg (currently under reconstruction), castle terraces, nature park Hag (hanging pedestrian bridge, cave “Wenzelshöhle), long bench (30.12 metres)
Rittergut Knau


Rittergut Knau (manor, currently under reconstruction)
manor park (4.8 ha) with ornithological hike path
guided tours on request
Phone: +49 (0) 36484 204807
Fax: +49 (0) 36484 204807
E-Mail: info@rittergut-knau.de
Oberpöllnitz Schloss


Rundschloss, Renaissance building (UNESCO World Heritage Site), to be viewed from the outside only


Vier-Jahreszeiten-Schloss (four-seasons-castle) in Baroque style with once 365 windows, 52 inside doors, 12 chimneys, 4 portals and a castle park
Phone: +49 (0) 3647 4320
Schloss Nimritz


Schloss Nimritz, (castle Nimritz), Renaissance building, to be viewed from the outside only
Burg Ranis


Burg Ranis (see below: museums), former weir castle, later extension to a palace
Ilsenhöhle: important archaeological find spot
Phone: +49 (0) 3647 505491

Schloss Brandenstein

Schloss Brandenstein, currently under reconstruction, guided tours on request.
Phone: +49 (0) 3647 420858

Schloss Ebersdorf


district Kloster, monastery ruin “Zum heiligen Kreuz” (“To The Holy Cross”), on private property
Schloss Ebersdorf, to be viewed from the outside only, for sale
landscape park (50 ha) with pond house, orangery, tomb of the family Reuß (draft: Ernst Barlach), school building in pavilion style (built from 1949 to 1952), ensemble of buildings of the Moravian Church


Lustschlösschen Bellevue, (summer residence) between Ebersdorf and Schönbrunn at the mainroad, to be viewed from the outside only



castle park with a view of two tower ruins of the Schleizer Schlosses,
which was destroyed in World War II, park Heinrichsruh with nature hike path, accessible for handicapped people (information in Braille)

bei Weisbach
Wysburg – remains of a medieval robber-knight castle, functioning catapult (see below: museums)
Phone: +49 (0) 36440 4490


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