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Glatt Castle

Glatt Castle

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Location: Smooth
Suitable for prams: ja

The historic town of Glatt lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest.
It is easy to reach from both the B 14 and the A 81 motorway.

The center of the village is the imposing castle complex, which attracts visitors from far away. The current appearance of the moated castle, one of the best preserved castle complexes in Baden-Württemberg, is largely shaped by renovations in the 16th century. In the period from 1533 to 1547, the then owner, Reinhard von Neuneck (approx. 1475 ?? 1551), had the late medieval moated castle redesigned into one of the earliest Renaissance castles in Germany.

After various changes of ownership ?? In 1803 the rule of Glatt fell from the prince abbey of Muri (in Aargau) to the princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen ?? The palace complex became the property of the municipality of Glatt in 1970/71. Since the incorporation of Glatt in 1975, the moated castle has been owned by the city of Sulz am Neckar.

The palace complex was completely renovated between 1973 and 1989. Between 1998 and 2001 the moated castle was expanded for museum purposes and opened in November 2001 as the cultural and museum center Schloss Glatt. The sponsors are the city of Sulz am Neckar and the district of Rottweil. Four museum facilities are combined in the "KMZ Schloss Glatt": the Nobility Museum (with armory), the Castle Museum, the art museum Galerie Schloss Glatt and the Farmer's Museum, which has existed since 1996.

Visitors can look forward to an informative "museum course" - and a varied cultural program as well.