Burghausen

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Coordinates: 48° 9′ 24″ N, 12° 49′ 47″ E

Burghausen

Overview

The old town of Burghausen is the largest city in the Upper Bavarian district of Altötting. It lies on the Salzach, which forms the border with Austria here. Set on a hill above the old town, the Burghausen Castle is the longest castle in the…

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Burghausen (0030) Castle
Burghausen (0030)

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Burghausen (0047) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0047)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0056) Castle
Burghausen (0056)

Castle

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Burghausen (0079) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0079)

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Main castle

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Burghausen (0088) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0088)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0092) Castle - Clock tower
Burghausen (0092)

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Clock tower

Burghausen (0095) Castle - Clock tower
Burghausen (0095)

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Clock tower

Burghausen (0097) Castle - Clock tower
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Clock tower

Burghausen (0098) Castle - Clock tower
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Clock tower

Burghausen (0101) Castle - Clock tower
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Clock tower

Burghausen (0107) Rossschwemme
Burghausen (0107)

Rossschwemme

Burghausen (0113) Castle
Burghausen (0113)

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Burghausen (0119) Castle
Burghausen (0119)

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Burghausen (0123) Castle
Burghausen (0123)

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Burghausen (0125)

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Burghausen (0132) Castle - Saint Hedwig Chapel
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Saint Hedwig Chapel

Burghausen (0138) Castle
Burghausen (0138)

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Burghausen (0139) Castle
Burghausen (0139)

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Burghausen (0152) Castle
Burghausen (0152)

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Burghausen (0155) Castle - Armory
Burghausen (0155)

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Armory

Burghausen (0164) Castle - Watchtowers
Burghausen (0164)

Castle

Watchtowers

Burghausen (0167) Castle - Saint George’s Gate
Burghausen (0167)

Castle

Saint George’s Gate

Burghausen (0172) Castle - Saint George’s Gate
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Castle

Saint George’s Gate

Burghausen (0173) Castle - Saint George’s Gate
Burghausen (0173)

Castle

Saint George’s Gate

Burghausen (0175) Castle - Saint George’s Gate
Burghausen (0175)

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Saint George’s Gate

Burghausen (0179) Castle - Stephansturm
Burghausen (0179)

Castle

Stephansturm

Burghausen (0183) Castle - Stephansturm
Burghausen (0183)

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Stephansturm

Burghausen (0185) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0185)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0189) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0189)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0192) Castle - Neck ditch
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Neck ditch

Burghausen (0196) Castle - Main castle
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Main castle

Burghausen (0199) Castle - Neck ditch
Burghausen (0199)

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Neck ditch

Burghausen (0201) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0201)

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Main castle

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Burghausen (0203)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0206) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0206)

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Main castle

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Burghausen (0212) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0212)

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Main castle

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Burghausen (0226) Castle - Main castle
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Main castle

Burghausen (0230) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0230)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0231) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0231)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0233) Castle - Neck ditch
Burghausen (0233)

Castle

Neck ditch

Burghausen (0236) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0236)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0244) Castle - Main castle
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Castle

Main castle

Burghausen (0248) Castle - Steep entrance
Burghausen (0248)

Castle

Steep entrance

Burghausen (0250) Castle - Steep entrance
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Steep entrance

Burghausen (0251) Castle - Stephansturm
Burghausen (0251)

Castle

Stephansturm

Burghausen (0257) Castle - Stephansturm
Burghausen (0257)

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Stephansturm

Burghausen (0265) Castle
Burghausen (0265)

Castle

Burghausen (0268) Castle
Burghausen (0268)

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Burghausen (0273) Castle - Gunsmith tower
Burghausen (0273)

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Gunsmith tower

Burghausen (0278) Castle
Burghausen (0278)

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Burghausen (0290) Castle
Burghausen (0290)

Castle

Burghausen (0292) Castle - Aventinus house
Burghausen (0292)

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Aventinus house

Burghausen (0297) Castle - Saint Hedwig Chapel
Burghausen (0297)

Castle

Saint Hedwig Chapel

Burghausen (0304) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0304)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0313) Salzach
Burghausen (0313)

Salzach

Burghausen (0327) Castle
Burghausen (0327)

Castle

Burghausen (0328) Castle - Saint Hedwig Chapel
Burghausen (0328)

Castle

Saint Hedwig Chapel

Burghausen (0332) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0332)

Castle

Main castle

Burghausen (0335)
Burghausen (0335)
Burghausen (0338) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0338)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0339) Castle
Burghausen (0339)

Castle

Burghausen (0347)
Burghausen (0347)
Burghausen (0360) Castle - Saint George’s Gate
Burghausen (0360)

Castle

Saint George’s Gate

Burghausen (0367) Castle - Stephansturm
Burghausen (0367)

Castle

Stephansturm

Burghausen (0368) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0368)

Castle

Main castle

Burghausen (0376) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0376)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0381) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0381)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0386) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0386)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0389) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0389)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0391) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0391)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0396) Castle - Cabinet
Burghausen (0396)

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Cabinet

Burghausen (0397) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0397)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0401) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0401)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0404) Castle - Palace
Burghausen (0404)

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Palace

Burghausen (0410) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0410)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0413) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0413)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0414) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0414)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0417) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0417)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0421) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0421)

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Main castle

Burghausen (0428) Castle - Neck ditch
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Neck ditch

Burghausen (0430) Castle - Neck ditch
Burghausen (0430)

Castle

Neck ditch

Burghausen (0434) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0434)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0442) Salzach
Burghausen (0442)

Salzach

Burghausen (0447) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0447)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0474)
Burghausen (0474)
Burghausen (0477)
Burghausen (0477)
Burghausen (0479) Castle - Main castle
Burghausen (0479)

Castle

Main castle

Burghausen (0485)
Burghausen (0485)
Burghausen (0504) Saint James Church
Burghausen (0504)

Saint James Church

Burghausen (0529) Salzach
Burghausen (0529)

Salzach

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Description

The old town of Burghausen is the largest city in the Upper Bavarian district of Altötting. It lies on the Salzach, which forms the border with Austria here. Set on a hill above the old town, the Burghausen Castle is the longest castle in the world with 1,051 m.

The castle consists of six courtyards and is built only with few exceptions from travertine. Many of the buildings and the character of the whole system are from the time the Residence of the Bavarian line of the Wittelsbach’s family (1392-1503). After the end of the Residence, Burghausen had until 1802 the stewardship and thus capital status, which resulted in further extensions and conversions of the castle. As garrison (1763-1891) the castle was last strongly changed again. Large parts of the building were demolished, not least under French occupation of the 1800’s.

The roots of the castle date back far. The exceptional location of the castle hill already resulted in the Bronze and Iron Ages in a settlement in the area of the today’s main castle. In addition, numerous traces of Celtic and Roman times were discovered during excavations. Apart from the foundation remains, the oldest parts of the castle originates from the Middle Ages, the oldest extant written record dates from 1025.

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