Kapfenburg Castle

Kapfenburg Castle


Well preserved Teutonic Order fortress

Kapfenburg Castle towers about 130 meters above Lauchenheim. The name can be traced back to precisely this location. In the Middle Ages, “kapfen” meant something like “looking into the country. The special thing about Kapfenburg Castle is once that the impressive building was never destroyed. Over the centuries, the former Teutonic Order fortress was frequently rebuilt and expanded, so that different architectural styles of several eras are recognizable in the castle today. Kapfenburg Castle was first used as a fortified castle, then as a residential castle and finally as an administrative seat. Today, it is home to the International Music School Academy Kulturzentrum Schloss Kapfenburg – a place where numerous musicians from Germany and abroad regularly meet.


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