Burg Fürsteneck


Burg Fürsteneck is a castle in the middle of Germany between the towns of Fulda and Bad Hersfeld. It belongs to the commune of Eiterfeld. The castle at an altitude of 406 meters on a small plateau.

Castle and academy Burg Fürsteneck
Burg Fürsteneck, view from the south
Burg Fürsteneck, inner ward
Location of Burg Fürsteneck in Germany

History change

Burg Fürsteneck belonged to the monastery of Fulda. It was first mentioned in 1309, but it might have been built one or two hundred years before. Since 1802 it became the property of the German state of Hesse. The castle Burg Fürsteneck is preserved completely in a good condition.

Akademie Burg Fürsteneck change

Since 1952 Burg Fürsteneck has been an academy for vocational and cultural education. It was rebuilt by the architect Otto Bartning. Each year about 4,000 participants take part in one of more than 175 courses, with 15.000 overnight stays.

Literature change

  • August Straub: Burgen und Schlösser im Hessenland., Melsungen
  • August Weber: Die Geschichte des Kreises Hünfeld. Fulda 1960
  • Rudolf Christl et al.: 1150-Jahre Dorf und Markt Eiterfeld. Amt und Gericht Fürsteneck. 845 – 1995. Eiterfeld 1995

Other websites change

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