The non-profit foundation serves to preserve the structural substance of Guttenberg Castle and to preserve its cultural and artistic values. It is under the supervision of the Regional Council of Karlsruhe and is recognized as a non-profit organisation by the tax office. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible, donation confirmations are issued.


By donating to the foundation you contribute to the preservation of this magnificent, completely undamaged old Staufer castle. You can imagine that the maintenance of the many defensive walls and towers alone consumes large sums of money every year. It would be nice if you could make a contribution with your donation!

Over the past 10 years, numerous conservation measures have been made possible at the castle with the help of the foundation – e.g. the restoration of the inner and outer side of the curtain wall, the keep platform, the facade renovation of the Baroque castle and the renovation of most of the fortified towers.



For donations from 50 Euro
you will receive a donation receipt for presentation to the tax office.



For donations from 250 Euro
you will receive a donation receipt and an annual entrance ticket to the Burg Guttenberg Castle Museum.



For donations from 500 Euro
you will also receive an annual admission ticket for the German Greifenwarte Burg Guttenberg.


The > Board of Directors will be happy to answer your questions about the Foundation’s field of activity and its current restoration projects.



Clara von Gemmingen-Guttenberg Foundation
Bernolph Frhr.v.Gemmingen-Guttenberg (1st Executive Board)
Burg Guttenberg
74855 Haßmersheim-Neckarmühlbach



Phone: 06266- 910 22
Fax: 06266- 910 23
stiftung@burg-guttenberg.de



Bank details:
IBAN: EN23 6729 2200 0055 2266 01
Volksbank Kraichgau Sinsheim-Wiesloch eGuh

The history of Guttenberg Castle

Guttenberg Castle is considered one of the last undamaged Staufer castles in Germany. It was founded around 1180, is today over 800 years old and has a correspondingly eventful history. It has always been inhabited and has been completely preserved to this day. It has been owned by the Barons of Gemmingen for over 560 years.

The first documentary mention of Guttenberg Castle dates from the late 13th century – the Chapel of St Nicholas below Guttenberg Castle is mentioned in 1296. At that time the Lords of Weinsberg owned the castle. They remained until the middle of the 15th century. Most recently, the royal hereditary treasurer Conrad von Weinsberg was the lord of the castle. Since Conrad von Weinsberg lent considerable sums of money to the king, which he did not get back, however, and thus he himself came into financial distress, he felt compelled to sell the castle.

On St. Andrew’s Day in 1449, Hans “the Rich” of Gemmingen bought Guttenberg Castle from the heirs of Conrad von Weinsberg, who had died almost two years earlier, for 6,000 Rhenish guilders. Hans von Gemmingen was also set by the wedding with the wealthy Katharina Landschädin von Steinach in the position not only to buy the castle, but also to expand it extensively. An important milestone in the history of the castle.

At the end of 1521 the Lords of Gemmingen joined the Reformation. In later Baden the family thus belonged to the first followers of the teachings > Martin Luther. Guttenberg was spared the destruction during the Peasant War and the Thirty Years’ War by fortunate circumstances, for already in 1622 a great battle raged at Wimpfen, which resulted in numerous lootings and destruction. In 1689 Guttenberg also escaped the French troops who cremated Heidelberg and many of the Neckar castles.

With the proclamation of the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1806, the Lords of Gemmingen lost their ruling function. But they remained owners of the castle and its lands. In the early 19th century, the history of the castle was connected above all with the stay of the poet Wilhelm Hauff, who was the tutor of a family member.

Today the castle is the centre of the family estate and one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region, as it has been opened to the interested public.

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Opening Hours & Contact

> All Information about the German Raptor Center

Contact

Deutsche Greifenwarte
Burgstraße 8
D-74855 Haßmersheim
Tel: +49 (0)6266- 388
Mail > to Raptor Center

Flying Display


March 

From Saturday, 2. 3. 2019
the flying display takes
place at 3 pm
in any weather
on a daily basis.

April to October

During summer
the flying display takes
place at 11 am & 3 pm
in any weather
on a daily basis.

November to February

In the cold months we have a
winter break. During this time
the winter flight training takes place
only in sunny weather on Sundays
at 12 noon.

Round tour in the Raptor Center

If you only want to see the aviaries of the birds of prey and the exhibition in the kennel (without flying display)

Any further questions?

Send us an
> E-mail
or give us a phone call
Monday to Friday 9 am- 1 pm
> 00496266388
For concrete bookings and inquiries please use the contact forms on the corresponding pages.
> Alle Informationen zur Burgschenke

Kontakt

Burg Guttenberg Gastro GmbH
Burgstraße 3
74855 Haßmersheim
Tel: +49 (0)6266- 228
Fax: +49 (0)6251- 78410
Mail > an die Burgschenke

Öffnungszeiten

Unsere Burgschenke hat zu den
folgenden Zeiten ihre Pforten für Sie
geöffnet:

März
Samstag und Sonntag ab 12 Uhr
bis der letzte Ritter satt ist.

April bis Oktober
Mittwoch bis Sonntag
und an Feiertagen ab 12 Uhr
bis der letzte Ritter satt ist.
In den Schulferien haben wir
täglich ab 12 Uhr geöffnet
bis der letzte Ritter satt ist.
Osterferien: 10.04. – 21.04.2017
Pfingstferien: 05.06. – 16.06.2017
Sommerferien: 27.07. – 08.09.2017

November bis Februar
In den Schulferien haben wir
täglich ab 12 Uhr geöffnet,
bis der letzte Ritter satt ist.
Herbstferien: 30.10. – 03.11.2017

Auf Anfrage öffnen wir jederzeit
für Gruppen und Gesellschaften
(Mindestumsatz 1.500,- €).

Zusätzlich zu unseren Öffnungszeiten
bieten wir verschiedenste öffentliche
Veranstaltungen, die Sie in unserem
Veranstaltungskalender finden.

Für Ihren Besuch nach 17 Uhr
bitten wir um Ihre Reservierung.

Haben Sie weitere Fragen?

Gerne können Sie uns > mailen.
oder uns zu unseren Bürozeiten
Montag bis Freitag 10 – 18 Uhr
> telefonisch erreichen.
Für konkrete Buchungen und Anfragen nutzen Sie bitte die Kontaktformulare auf den entsprechenden Seiten.
> Alle Information about the Museum

Contact

Burg Guttenberg
Burgstraße 1
D-74855 Haßmersheim
Tel: +49 (0)6266- 388
Mail > to the Castle Museum

Opening Hours

April to October
During the summer months
the museum is open daily
open from 10 to 18 o’clock.
November to March

In winter the museum opens
only on request for groups or/and
guided tours.

Any further questions?

Send us an
> E-mail
or give us a phone call
Monday to Friday 9 – 13 o’clock
> 00496266388
For concrete bookings and inquiries please use the contact forms on the corresponding pages.
> Alle Informationen zur Herberge

Kontakt

Mittelalterliche Herberge
Heinsheimer Straße 4
74855 Haßmersheim
Tel: +49 (0)6266- 228
Fax: +49 (0)6251- 78410
Mail > an die Herberge

Öffnungszeiten

Die Mittelalterliche Herberge ist
ganzjährig für jeden Tag buchbar.
Nehmen Sie für konkrete Anfragen
bitte Kontakt über unser
Buchungsformular mit uns auf.


In den kalten Monaten
ist das Ritterlager nur mit Winter-
Schlafsack und Isomatte zu empfehlen,
da der Dachboden nicht isoliert und
nicht beheizt ist.


Gerne reservieren wir Ihnen auch
einen Tisch in der Burgschenke und
empfehlen Ihnen gern auch unsere
öffentlichen Veranstaltungen.

Haben Sie weitere Fragen?

Gerne können Sie uns > mailen.
oder uns zu unseren Bürozeiten
Montag bis Freitag 10 – 18 Uhr
> telefonisch erreichen.
Für konkrete Buchungen und Anfragen nutzen Sie bitte die Kontaktformulare auf den entsprechenden Seiten.

Online Booking

View from the flight meadow

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