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Greifenstein Castle

Greifenstein castle

Greifenstein Castle, which is in the possession of Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg is located on a rock high above the city of Markt Heiligenstadt in Franconian Switzerland

Greifenstein castle, which is located outside the city of Heiligenstadt in Franconian Switzerland, is a big four winged building and was first mentioned in 1172. The castle was destroyed during the Peasants' Revolt at the beginning of the 16th century and rebuilt thereafter. After the family of Streitberg became extinct Prince Bishop Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg became owner of the castle in 1691. The castle under went radical restoration and was turned into a hunting château. You will find many interesting samples in the interior of the castle, amongst other things an extensive weapon and trophy collection. The well, which is 90 m deep, is also very interesting.

Greifenstein Castle


Adults: 4,50 €; children (5 - 14 years): 2,40 €; school classes: 2,20 € per child; groups (min. 20 persons) 4 € per person

Opening hours

March till April
Wednesday till Sunday: 01:30PM till 04:45PM and 08:30AM till 11:15AM

May till October
01:30PM till 04:45PM and 08:30AM till 11:15AM

November till 15. January
Wednesday till Sunday: 01:30PM till 04:45PM and 08:30AM till 11:15AM

March- April, November till 15th January: Wednesdays - Sundays 8.30am- 11.15am and 1.30pm- 4.45pm,
May- October: open daily 8.30am- 11.15am and 1.30pm- 4.45pm,
January 16th – End of February: closed! Guided tours by prior arrangement: phone 0049-9198-423



Schloss Greifenstein
Rainer Benker
Schloss Greifenstein
91332 Heiligenstadt i. Ofr.
Tel.: +49 9198/423