First of all thank you all for still commenting and reading along as much as you do even though I’m not blog visiting and reading right now during our trip. I soooo appreciate it!
The castle I’m showing you today has been a favorite of mine since my early childhood. It is pretty close to my hometown and I have gone there on many family and school trips growing up.
Now it has become one of my children’s favorite as well and in the following photos you will be able to see why it’s charm has captured our hearts.
The castle I’m talking about is “Schloss (Castle) Mespelbrunn” which is one of the few castles in Germany that has retained its original form throughout all the wars, even both world wars. The reason for this is because it is located very remotely within the “Spessart” forrest.
The oldest part of the castle is the mighty tower which you can see below. It’s origin goes back to the thirteenth century. In that time it had to protect the road running through the valley which was one of the most important roads running through the Spessart. The chief part of the tower was built by a knight Hamann Echter in the early fifteenth century (1419-1432).
My kids go crazy for buildings that are this old.