see bottom of ths page for times of tours
When we visited Castle Breuberg in 2004 there were no English
tours just German.
At the end of the German tour (which was great) the guide handed a English handout.
The following is what he gave us.
B R E U B E R G C A
S T L E
|The oldest part of Breuberg castle was build by the Monastery
of Fulda in the middle of the 12th century. it was use as the
office of a bailiff, for the protection of the Monastary's land and property
As a consequence of structural extension during the late
It was rebuild by the Count of Wertheim in the 15th century
The castle has change from a fortress, to an administration
The owner, the Count of Hesse, is having the youth hostel,
the knight's room of Breuberg castle, also known as
1613 was a restless period. It was about this time that the
Johann-Casimir von Erbach was born in 1584 and was
Johann-Casimir decorated this room with antique figures
Explanations of the pictures
The family tree show 32 crests illustrating Johann-Casimir's
One was expected to show reverence to the emperor. Thus
The father of the Gods is followed by his daughter Diana,
Saturn with a scythe in his right hand is the latin God of
In the background, Kibele, withe her crown, is identified as
Facing the yard:
On the right, beside the door, we see a portrayal of the
In front of Venus is Sol, the Sun God with his chariot, who
The procession of the Gods also shows Mercury, the
Pictures on the ceiling:
To the left of the host we see how the maide-like Venus
Here, over-cofidence is characterised by Phaeton, the son
With his contorted face Ixion spins like a wheel throught the
It is interesting to see Venus and Amor again in this
And finally Daedalus and Icarus. They were imprisoned in
And then the many miniatures with which the stucco-master,
Opening times Breuberg Museum and Castle Breuberg In the summer period (mid-March to mid October), guided tours on Sundays, public holidays and Saturdays at 13.30 clock, 14.30 clock, 15.30 clock and as needed instead.
In the winter months (mid-October to mid March), guided tours are available only by prior arrangement, as the museum's rooms are not heated.
Groups, we generally ask you to register at one of the following contact addresses. Thank you very much
City Council Breuberg
64 747 Breuberg
Castle and museum guides
Guide in the Odenwald
64 747 Breuberg-Sandbach
email: l.eckhardt @ web.de
www.breuberg.de / burgfuehrung
For more information about opening times, admission prices and events
of castle and museum in www.breuberg.de / burgfuehrung
or the above contact addresses.
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