May 26, 2019

Tour Report: Neo-Gothic Castle P. [Revisit]

We had spent a couple of hours exploring the abandoned bread factory together with Pixelcracker and his wife, but there was still some time left for a quick exploration to top off the day, so to speak.
We decided for the efficient option and chose a spot that was located on the way home - an abandoned castle from the 1850s. I had visited this place once before in 2013, and I was interested what more than four years of decay had done to it.
There was a possibility to park out front and access the premises, but we didn't want to take the risk of being spotted, and we parked the car pretty far away and walked the rest of the way. At some point, we found a small trail through the woods surrounding the castle. The trail led to a hole in the fence, and we were able to enter easily.

The castle wasn't spectacular the first time around. The former owner had started renovation but then stopped after more or less gutting the whole thing. A lot of the original walls etc. had then already been removed. This time, it was worse. Vandals and probably local teens have destroyed a lot of the remaining things - but there still were a few nice shots to be taken.

I especially liked the old kitchen range covered in rust and moss that we found in the woods. We checked out the castle as far as we could - many of the floors are very unsafe to step on! - and then we started with the newly constructed buildings that were supposed to be part of the planned holiday resort that was to be built on the premises with the castle at its center.
Lastly, we checked out huge old cattle stables that had probably been built in the 1950s. After that, it became too dark to go on exploring, so we made our way back through the woods and towards our cars before heading home.

To check out all the photos from this place and to find out about its history, click the button below.

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