Castles: Amanda Blackwood
Alec p

Jeffrey mary


Today for are show, life in Germaine we will be interviewing the builders of Mespelbrunn, Neuschwanstien, and Burghausen castles. Ok Jeffrey you helped build burghausen castle. So you should know a lot about it. The first question I would like to ask is where is this castle located. Burghausen is located in Bavaria.So when you built it what was your image of the castle supposed to look like?Well I planned for it to look like mideval castle and thats about what it looks like. It also is the longest castle in Germany.Well is it a popular castle?Yes it's good because people come to get a feel for mideval castle too. So obviously since it is a castle, there must be some kind of defense system. Yes actually parts of our defensive structure go into town. It also is high up, so that helps too. Because it is high up it's complicated to access water. Burghausen is a pretty strong castle. We also added separate torcher chambers to it. So if someone went to the castle would they be able to see some of the torchering devices? Yes you could see them there on display in one of are two museums. When was the last remodeling done. I believe it was during the 15th century. Does the castle have a good view? Yes, it has a splendid view you can see the country side, it also has a good view of the town, and you can see the Salzch river. How many courtyards does it have. The castle has six courtyards, and one of the courtyards have a collection of cannonballs. Another fact about courtyards is that each one has its own drawbridge, moat, and gate. The sixth courtyard is the biggest, it has a clock tower. The fifth has a Gothic chapel, and it was built in the 1940s.

now i am going to take over. So lets start with what is your favorite castle?um.... well i think that the Mespelbrunn castle is my favorite because of the cool, unequal thing that it has. Can you tell use about those things? Well first it is hiden preaty well from the enimys ( its up in a valley) so it hasent been that damaged throught the 30 years of wars and world war two. It also has two different windows that simbilise the family that lived there. I hurd that there is one for the lady Echter side of the family and one for her husben Count Philip Ludwing Von Lagleheim, is that true? yes that is true on lady Echter window it had her coat of arms her parents grand parents grate grandparents and so on. now on count philp ludwing von lagleheim there are his parents, gradparens, great grant parents and so on too. Now for some basic imformation why did the bilders like your self put two walls around the castles and why just sometimes? well when the catles are in a lot of wars we need to make it stronger to fight and for more pertetion. to answer the other qustion some castles dont need more pertetion because they dont get in as many wars. ok so how do you know what castles need pertetion and what dosent? sometime you dont know and you gess but usily we look at : do they have enimy, did they get in alot of wars thing like that. Who lives in the castles and why do they live in them? well the noble family, page, knights, priest,fool, gong farmer. ok thanks so who is the biler of the Neuschwanstine castal? that is very ease it was luewig. what is very intersting is that he had to wake two floor plant becaue the first one did not work. well thank you so much for spending all your morning with us and we hope to talk to you soon. this was another wonderful day and Mary and Jeffrey talk show!

MG:lets get started. so Jeffery what is your favorite castle that you built?
JL : um......well i think that the Mespelbrunn castle is my favorite becarse of the unique thing that it has.
MG: can you tell us about those things?
JL: yes i would love to. Well first if i
s hidden Preaty will from the enimys ( its up in a valey) so it hasent been that bamaged throught the 30 years of wars and world war two. it also has two different windows that simbilise the family that lived there.
MG: I hurd that there is one for the lady Echter side of the family and one for her husben Count Philip Ludwing Von ladlehem is that true?
JL: Yes that is true on
Lady Echter window if had her coat of arms Her Parents, gradparents, and great grandparents and so on. and the same for Count Philip Ludwing Bon Ladlehem.
MG: Know for some basic information why did builders like you self put two walls aroung the castles and why just some castles?
JL:
well when the castles are in a lot of wars we need to make it stronger to fight and for more pertetion. to answer the other qustion some castles don't need more pertetion because they don't get in as many wars.
MG: Ok so how do you know what castles need pertetion?
JL: Sometimes you don't know and you have to guess but usely we look at :
do the have a lot of enimys did they det in a lot of wars, thing like that.
MG: ok that is good to know. so who lives in the castles and why do they line in them?
JL: well the
noble family, page, knights, priest, fool, and the gang farmer.
MG: so who was the bilder of the Neuchwanstine Castle
JL: That is very eases it was
Luewig. what is very interesting is that he had to make two floor plans because the first one did not work.
MG: So Jeffery what is your second favorit castle.
JL: lets see hm id have to say Burghausen castle because of the
mid evil feel.
MG: wher is this castle located.
JL: Burghausen is located
Bavaria.
MG: is there something special about it.
JL: Burghausen is the
longest castle in germiny.
MG: how many castles r there in Germany?
JL: yes becaus of its midevil feal.
MG: so is there som kind of defence system.
JL:
yes ther is. part of the defenciv system gos into town, the castle is high up so it is harder to git to, this strong castl over all, and it has sepret torcher chambers.
MG: dos the castle have any wekneses?
JL:
yes becausewer on a hill its hard to git to water.
MG: can you seethe torcher devices.
JL:you can see them in one of are two musiums.
MG:








u should know alot about it. The first question I would like to ask is where is this castle located. Burghausen is located in Bavaria. So when you built it what was your image of the castle supposed to look like? Well I planned for it to look like mideval castle and thats about what it looks like. It also is the longest castle in Germany. Well is it a populer castle? Yes it's good because people come to get a feel for mideval castle too. So obviously since it is a castle, there must be some kind of defense sytem. Yes actually parts of our defensive structure go into town. It also is high up, so that helps too. Because it is high up it's complicated to access water. Burghausen is a pretty strong castle. We also added separate torcher chambers to it. So if someone went to the castle would they be able to see some of the torchering devices? Yes you could see them there on display in one of are two museums. When was the last remodeling done. I believe it was during the 15th century. Does the castle have a good view? Yes, it has a splendid view you can see the country side, it also has a good view of the town, and you can see the Salzch river. How many courtyards does it have. The castle has six courtyards, and one of the courtyards have a collection of canonballs. Another fact about courtyards is that each one has its own drawbridge, moat, and gate. The sixth courtyard is the biggest, it has a clock tower. The fifth has a gothic chapel, and it was built in the 1940s.

now i am going to take over. So lets start with what is your favorite castle?
um.... well i think that the Mespelbrunn castle is my favorite because of the cool, unequal thing that it has. Can you tell use about those things? Well first it is hiden preaty well from the enimys ( its up in a valley) so it hasent been that damaged throught the 30 years of wars and world war two. It also has two different windows that simbilise the family that lived there. I hurd that there is one for the lady Echter side of the family and one for her husben Count Philip Ludwing Von Lagleheim, is that true? yes that is true on lady Echter window it had her coat of arms her parents grand parents grate grandparents and so on. now on count philp ludwing von lagleheim there are his parents, gradparens, great grant parents and so on too. Now for some basic imformation why did the bilders like your self put two walls around the castles and why just sometimes? well when the catles are in a lot of wars we need to make it stronger to fight and for more pertetion. to answer the other qustion some castles dont need more pertetion because they dont get in as many wars. ok so how do you know what castles need pertetion and what dosent? sometime you dont know and you gess but usily we look at : do they have enimy, did they get in alot of wars thing like that. Who lives in the castles and why do they live in them? well the noble family, page, knights, priest,fool, gong farmer. ok thanks now can you tell us when the
















test Q's

you have to answer the questions right. first read the caption second get a peace of paper to right the questions on and third read the Questions and answer! good luck!

Mespelbrunn castle is hidden is a small valley,it has helped the people of the castle. it has not been harmed from both world wars and the 30 years of war. Mespelbrunn is one of the castles that are still in shape form the middle ages. the oldest part of the castle is the tower, it was made in the 13th century. the windows are very special because is simbilizes the tree of people that live there like: the last lady Echter, her coat of arms , her parents, grandparents, great grandparents. That is just one window there is a window for her husband count Philip Ludwing Von Lagleheim and his family. in the castle there are other big rooms but the one they used the most was the knights hall a room where the nights would meet to discus thing like: wars, and stuff about the castle.

The first castles where built in the 9th to 10th century. during the 10th century the builders started to use stone

now it's time to see if you read the captions. answer these questions right!

Q 1. how many windows did I talk about?

Q 2. what was the purpose of haveing the castle hidden?

Q 3.


http://www.guide-to-castles-of-europe.com/mespelbrunn-castle.html


external image moz-screenshot-1.jpgMespelbrunn Castle is one of the loveliest castles in northern Bavaria and is located in a small, hidden, picturesque valley. It is because of this concealment that it had survived the thirty Years War and remained unscathed during both World Wars. mespelbrunn is one of the few castles in Germany that has retained its original form with the oldest part of the castle being the mighty tower. Its origins dating back to the thirteenth century. external image moz-screenshot-3.jpgexternal image moz-screenshot-2.jpgSome of the windows in the castle have been painted by Countess Antoinette Ingleheim. They show the genealogical tree of the last Lady Echter, her coat of arms, the coat of arms of her parents, grandparents, great grand parents and so on. Other windows show the genealogical tree of her husband: Count Philip Ludwig von Ingleheim. Mespelbrunn castle also contains a Knight’s Hall, a room where the knights formerly assembled. The porches, windows and the columns in the hall are made of magnificent red sandstone, and the carved hands at the base of these columns symbolized the steadfast clinging of the house and its inhabitants to the soil. There is a tale that as long as these columns in the knights hall are standing, the Ingleheim-Echter family will flourish.

http://www.guide-to-castles-of-europe.com/neuschwanstein-castle.html

The ultimate in fantasy, Neuschwanstein Castle was King Ludwig II's first castle. He planned it for the alpine region.
The first seeds of inspiration for the great castle came from a mini-Wagner festival that Ludwig ordered for the Munich Court Theatre in 1867, and it was this love of Wagner that was influential in his choice for the final design of Neuschwanstien castle.
The first plans were drawn up soon after Ludwig's failed engagement and to help himself recover, he immersed himself wholly into designing Neuschwanstien. Christian Jank, the scenery designer at the Court Theatre, painted the designs for the castle, and these initial designs were then translated into architectural plans by Eduard Riedel.
The first seeds of inspiration for the great castle came from a mini-Wagner festival that Ludwig ordered for the Munich Court Theatre in 1867, and it was this love of Wagner that was influential in his choice for the final design of Neuschwanstien castle.
The first plans were drawn up soon after Ludwig's failed engagement and to help himself recover, he immersed himself wholly into designing Neuschwanstien. Christian Jank, the scenery designer at the Court Theatre, painted the designs for the castle, and these initial designs were then translated into architectural plans by Eduard Riedel.
around Hohenschwangau, the area he loved most.

http://www.roadstoruins.com/altenburg.htm
Altenburg castle stands over the southwest corner of the medieval bishopric, Bamberg|| external image Altenburg.JPG

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There is a chapel on the right as you enter the portal at the bridge.

  • the firsht castles where bilt in the 9th to 10th centirys
  • during the 10th centirys the lords stated to build there castle out of stone
  • sometimes for more protection they will put more than one wall around the castle
  • people who lived in the castal are .... the noble family, page, knights, priest,fool, gong farmer



http://www.roadstoruins.com/burghausen.html
external image Burghausen2.JPGBurghausen is one of those-must see castles. This is what visitors should be visiting instead of Neuschwanstein if they really want to touch medieval life.

The castle is atop a long finger of land that seemingly was waiting throughout history for the right castle. Burghausen takes advantage of every inch of the hill top, stretching the complex out over a full kilometer. A total of six courtyards or baileys divide the complex.
There are two museums within the castle and the complex is much as it was when it underwent its last major construction period to increase its fortifications in the 15th century. Parts of the defensive structure reaches down to the village and is integrated into its town walls. ll together Burghausen is probably one of the most powerful and impressive of all Germany's castles.
Burghausen is one of the few castles that had a separate torture chamber. The actual torture devises are on display at the National Museum in Munich.
(The museum is a great place to spend a few days. Anything less would be either too exhausting to attempt to see so much or too limiting to take in all there is to see.)
Inside one of the courtyards is this collection of cannon balls (L). From everywhere on the castle grounds you can see great vistas of the German countryside or, as in this view, (R) one of the town churches on the German side of the Salzach river and the towns of Austria on the other side.
The height of this castle provided a great natural defense, but it created a problem typical of castles using elevation to integrate isolation into their defensive strategy: the water supply was down at river level. The well at Burghausen was as critical to survival as any wall. (In the photo at left the houses visible at the top are on the opposite bank of the Salzach river in Austria. This gives you an idea of the depth that had to be dug - by men without machines - to insure a water supply in the event of a siege of the castle.)(Below is a toilet (garderobe) projecting from the outer wall of the castle. There were no water systems - only gravity.)




this castle is at the top of a finger of land. Burghausen castle is a castle thet gits a lot of visitors. This castle is what visitors should visit instead of Neuschwanstein castle if they really want to see what medieval life is like. burghausen has edvanteg over most of the hill.

















  • it has six courtyards.
  • there are tow museums the castles.
  • the castle is one of the little amount of castles with seperit torcher cambers.
  • in one of the cortyards ther is a colection of cannonballs.

http://www.guide-to-castles-of-europe.com/burghausen-castle.html

Burghausen Castle
Burghausen Castle
Burghausen Castle is located in Bavaria in southern Germany, east of Munich and is situated on the west bank of the Salzach River, built atop a ridge. The castle stretches for over a full kilometre and is divided into six courtyards. It is also the longest castle in Germany and Europe.
In 600 AD the first building on the castle site was a wooden fortified house built by Bavarian Dukes. It served for general administration as well as for the protection of the salt trade, shipped on the Salzach River.
The German King Konrad II made Burghausen and the surrounding districts into an Earldom and appointed Bailiffs to administer it.
The first expansion of Burghausen castle was made by Count Sieghart X in 1090, but most of the buildings have disappeared. It stayed the seat of the counts of Burghausen until 1163. In that year Heinrich the Lion, took possession of the castle and the Earldom until 1180.
Until 1918 the Bavarian Dukes of Wittelsbach ruled Bavaria and extended Burghausen castle further through the centuries. Duke Heinrich XIII built the main castle in 1255, and much of it stands still today. The most important building periods however were under the rule of the last three Dukes (Heinrich, Ludwig and George) of Lower Bavaria. They expanded and reinforced Burghausen castle to its present appearance under the impression of the Turk danger (1480 - 1490).
In the 18th century the castle underwent massive conversions and, as result of the succession wars in the first half of the 18th century and the loss of parts of the country to Austria, Burghausen became a border town.
The castle complex is divided into six courtyards. Each courtyard had or has its own fortified gate, moat and wooden drawbridge. Likewise each courtyard was built at a different time and has its own history.
The Palace of the Duke's Residence was located within the first courtyard, as well as The Durnitz (Gothic Hall), the Kemenate, the Inner Castle Chapel and the Treasury. The Chapel was built during the 13th century.
The second courtyard is very large, but many of the original buildings are gone and have not been rebuilt.
In the third courtyard there was a smithy or forge. It also housed an arsenal with it's top two floors allocated for grain storage. It contains one of finest preserved bridge and gate of any castle of medieval times. It is also the narrowest part of the castle and the wooden bridge spans 27 meters and covers a moat 8 meters deep.
The fourth courtyard housed another stable with grain storage, the prison, Torture Tower or Witches Tower and a deep dungeon.
The fifth courtyard contained the main Tower and a small Gothic style chapel, which was built between 1480 and 1490.
The sixth and largest of the courtyards is also the most altered of the castle. In the middle stands a Clock Tower. There was also a horse pond and a horse drawn mill.
Today the castle is home to two museums and a youth hostel.






Tourist Information

Opening hours
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Open daily
Closed on: 1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Admission charges: 3,- euros regular 2,- euros reduced