The oldest sections of this hilltop castle originate from the 12th century. In 1551-1554 the Lords of Thyna built a highly modern Renaissance Palace with striking corner towers which bears witness to their political importance in the Electorate of Saxony. In 1896 the neglected building was privately restored in the late Historicist style by Dr. Erhard Meßmer, who also refurnished the interior.
After it was sold to the state of Bavaria in 1962, the Bavarian Palace Department renovated the castle and opened it as a museum showing Meßmer’s collections. On display in addition to armour, weapons and traditional furniture are special exhibitions of historical locks and keys, lamps and musical instruments.
The following rooms are available for your events:
For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.
Trauungszimmer (Wedding Room)
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(0 92 63) 4 00
fax (0 92 63) 97 44 22
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
(09 51) 5 19 39-0
und (09 51) 5 19 39-1 14
Fax (09 51) 5 19 39-1 29
April-Sept.: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Visit only possible with a guided tour (in German)
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
Overview about all admission charges and opening hours
Ground floor rooms accessible for wheelchair users
Car park in the town centre
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