Wachsenburg Castle, Thuringia, Germany (with Map & Photos)

Description: Wachsenburg Castle (German: Veste Wachsenburg) is a castle in Amt Wachsenburg in the Ilm constituency, Thuringia, Germany. It is one of the Drei Gleichen, three hilltop castles east of Gotha. It was originally built in the 10th century. The castle was rebuilt in the 17th and 19th centuries. The well-preserved castle (recently restored in the 1990s) now houses a museum, hotel and restaurant.

Wachsenburg Castle Germany
Wachsenburg Castle Germany

It was built by the Hersfeld Monastery. The castle is approximately 93 meters deep [1] Throughout its history, Wachsenburg Castle has had quite a few problems. In 1441 a notorious robber baron took control of the castle and made it his base for his forays into the Erfurt merchants.

Wachsenburg Castle Germany
Wachsenburg Castle Germany

The Veste Wachsenburg, often also briefly called Wachsenburg, is a medieval castle belonging to the Drei Gleichen in the territory of Holzhausen, a district of the municipality of Amt Wachsenburg in the Ilm district of Thuringia. Throughout its history, the castle frequently changed hands, was destroyed, and frequently rebuilt and expanded: especially between 1900 and 1913 to house Wachsenburg's extensive collections on local and military history.

Wachsenburg Castle Germany
Wachsenburg Castle Germany

The latter was lost in 1946 and the local history museum had to close in 1962. Today, Wachsenburg serves, as it has for a long time, as an excursion restaurant, since 1966 as a hotel, and houses a small museum of management private.

Wachsenburg Castle Map