Duttenstein Castle

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Schloss Duttenstein.

Schloss Duttenstein is a Renaissance hunting castle (German: Jagdschloss) located near the village of Demmingen, which is part of the town of Dischingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

The first castle on this site was built between 1200 and 1374, perhaps for the Graf von Oettingen.[1] The Renaissance style castle was built between 1564 and 1572 for the Fugger family.[2] It passed through several owners before the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis acquired the castle. In 1817, Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis donated 504 hectares for a nature park. The nature park is today home to deer, wild pigs and about 50 other species.[3] The park is open to the public during daylight hours, but the castle is owned by Bernd Schottdorf, a physician who operates medical laboratories.

See also[edit]

List of castles in Baden-Württemberg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) Castle Invertory of Kreis Heidenheim
  2. ^ Dörr (1988). Schwäbische Alb: Bergen, Schlösser, Ruinen. Schwäbisch-Hall, Germany: E. Schwend GmbH & Co. p. 29. ISBN 3-616-06727-8. 
  3. ^ (German) ZooInfo.de website-limited English information

Coordinates: 48°41′21″N 10°27′42″E / 48.68917°N 10.46167°E / 48.68917; 10.46167