Zeil Castle

 

The Truchsessen of Waldburg built in the Middle Ages a small castle, which was aborted 1598. Truchsess Froben of Waldburg-Zeil built the present four-wing Renaissance castle from 1599 to 1614. He had previously built a church and a house monastery. The surrounding garden of the Renaissance period was adapted in the Baroque, in the 19th century and in the 20th century, but since the 1930s has been restored in the Renaissance style. In the courtyard of the castle is a well created in the years 1982 to 1989 by Maximilian Rueß.

The castle is used as a private residence of the family and the property administration can not be visited. However, the park and the viewing terrace are open to the public all year round. The parish church of St. Maria is part of the palace.

 

Entrance Gate into the Lower Court

The Castle seen from the Lower Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castle seen from the Lower Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from there it goes into the Inner Court

 

 

The Inner Court with the Marien fountain

The Inner Court with the Marien fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marien fountain

The Marien fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passage to the Castle Garden

A look in the Entrance Hall of the Castle

 

Memorial for Frobenius of Zeil, who build the Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castle Garden

The Castle Garden in the background the üparish Church St. Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castle seen from the Castle Garden

The Castle seen from the Castle Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If one goes to the right there comes a viewing terrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t the End of the Castle Garden one walks into another Court. There the parish Church St. maria is located. it is used as parish Chruch by the Princely Family who also uses it for marriages. There is alsp a Crypt where many members of the Family are buried-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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