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Blutenburg Castle

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A unique gothic castle surrounded by a pond inhabited by swans and ducks in a picturesque scenery. 

Blutenburg Castle, then known as "Bluetenburg", originally served as a fortification until it was extended to a hunting lodge by Duke Albrecht III around 1430.

The relationship with Agnes Bernauer, a middle-class daughter, is considered a possible reason for the expansion.

Because of the fear that this relationship would endanger the succession, the father Duke Ernst had Agnes arrested and fatally pushed from the bridge into the water.

 

One or the other may have already noticed the sculpture park around the castle on the way.

One of them was also dedicated to the tragic love between Agnes Bernauer and Duke Albrecht III (located opposite the entrance to the inner courtyard). 

 

Sigismund, Albrecht's son from a later relationship, ordered the construction of the castle chapel at the end of the 15th century.

In 1664 the courtly activities were transferred to Nymphenburg Palace.

Even today, you have the possibility to visit the castle chapel from October 1st to March 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m., and from April 1st to September 30th between 09:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m.

Besides the inviting castle tavern and the International Youth Library (largest library for children and youth literature in the world), you can also find several museums like the Michael-Ende-Museum or the Erich-Kästner-Room

Opening hours

open today
Sunday10:00–18:00
Monday10:00–18:00
Wednesday10:00–18:00
Thursday10:00–18:00
Friday10:00–22:00
Saturday10:00–22:00
The indicated opening hours refer to the castle tavern Blutenburg.

The castle chapel, the Michael-Ende-Museum or the library have different opening hours.

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Update: June 28, 2020

Public transport

The Blutenburg Castle can be reached via the station of the same name "Schloss Blutenburg" (Blutenburg castle).

The bus lines 143, 56 and E stop here.

From there you cross the Pippinger Straße and turn into the Wiguläus-Hundt-Weg.

It should be noted that the Blutenburg station is another, slightly further away station.

If a short walk doesn't bother you, you have the possibility to take the bus lines 159 and 160 in addition to the bus lines 56, 143 and E.

 

Getting there

Pasing-Obermenzing is located west of Munich and can be reached via the A8, A96, A99 and B2.

The castle is located at Seldweg 15, directly at the beginning of the A8 towards Stuttgart.

Parking

Two car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of Blutenburg Castle. 

Coordinates

DD
48.163123, 11.456857
DMS
48°09'47.2"N 11°27'24.7"E
UTM
32U 682686 5337350
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Blutenburg Castle

Seldweg 15
81247 München

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