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Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

The Museum in the New Castle Tettnang is a must if you are travelling to southern Germany, to the Lake Constance area, and want to discover more than just what nature has to offer. Tettnang is a town in the hinterland of Lake Constance, from where you can enjoy stunning views on the Lake and even to Switzerland and the mountains. The city with nearly 19 000 inhabitants is world-famous since decades for the cultivation of hops, that refine beers around the world with aromatic tastes. Apart from agriculture, Tettnang is also known for its technology industry, but also for an extensive and impressive history. One of those remarkable attractions is the “New Castle”, the former residence of the Counts of Montfort. Unfortunately, the castle burned down to its reinforced ground walls in 1753, just about 40 years after Count Anton III von Montfort ordered the initial construction. A short time later, they started to rebuild it the way it still looks nowadays. The reconstruction and decoration of the interior were made by one of the most famous artists of that time from the Lake Constance area; Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer as well as Joseph Johann Kauffmann and his daughter Angelika Kauffmann.

The Residential Castle of the Counts of Montfort is located on a hill near the historic city centre of Tettnang. As the City wasn’t destroyed during the second world war, you are still able to wander along the historic alleyways and pas by the old historic houses. The City Center of Tettnang with numerous individually owned shops, restaurants and cafés is located just a bare minute from the New Castle by foot, so everything is effortless to reach. In total there are even three castles in Tettnang, but more on all of them another time. It’s possible to visit the New Castle in Tettnang itself (almost) every day of the year, as there is a local court located inside as well as many events and festivities going on regularly. Those circumstances might interfere with the opening of the museum, but this doesn’t happen too often. The Museum in the New Castle Tettnang is open daily from Thursday to Tuesday, each from 11 am to 5 pm, with guided tours every full hour. I’ve visited the Museum on a special themed tour, with the Countess and her maid as guides. If you have the possibility and understand german, join this tour, it’s so hilarious! If you are a smaller or bigger group, you can even book individual assignments, or if you have kids, they can celebrate their birthday in the historic rooms, like princesses and princes. Following a few Pictures of the Museum inside the former residential Castle of the Counts of Montfort in Tettnang.

New Castle Tettnang

Address: Montfortplatz 1, 88069 Tettnang, Germany
Opening times: every year from March till October 31st, each Thursday to Tuesday from 11 am to 5 pm, hourly guided tours (closed on Wednesdays).
Highlight: in the winter season there is an exhibition of Christmas cribs in the New Castle Tettnang and a charming Christmas Market around the Castle for three weekends

Pictures were taken during a guided tour at the New Castle Tettnang, a Residential Castle of the Counts of Montfort

Souvenir Shop

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang
Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Countess and her maid
Countess and her maid

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

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Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in the New Castle Tettnang

Museum in Tettnang

Originally posted 2015-10-02 00:01:00.


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19 Comments

  1. This museum looks attractive one would love to visit this museum I am definitely going to visit this museum. I really like your photography

  2. The pictures tell a story so vividly. I would love to see some of the things in person. But these posts really make me travel virtually to so many parts of the world.

  3. I love going to museums especially looking at the paintings. This year, my goal is to visit 1 a month and I hope I get to do that.

  4. Looks magnificent and wonderful photography too! I would love to visit.

  5. Sushmita R Malakar

    Germany is a surprising place! I had a layover for 2 days in Berlin and realized that I really need to explore Germany a lot. This museum, for example, I have not heard of before! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This museum looks amazing. Must have been amazing experience x

  7. Beautiful, and magnificent. I love museums, lot of history there that seem to come to life when you see them. I hope to see this too someday.

  8. This museum looks amazing! There’s a lot of similar ones in England and I always love visiting them!

  9. Davindra Ramnarine

    This reminds me a bit of a castle we have here in Toronto called Casa Loma.

  10. This is beautiful – I had never heard of this Museum in the New Castle Tettnang! I will absolutely put it on my list for my next trip to Germany :). Thank you!

  11. The museum looks awesome, I love the details and elegance. I love going to museum a lot, so much to see and learn.

  12. Imagine how majestic life must have been in the castle, when it was in its glory. The furniture looks so well maintained. Definitely worth waiting until Easter to visit the museum.

  13. This place has so much history and looks so enchanting.

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  16. So the Castle is closed at the moment?

    Cheers, BrettciX

  17. Andrei Lukass

    Woah, everything is so genuinely baroque… I’ve seen that on the Loire Valley, as well as in Bavaria, Germany. I’m a fan of the 18th century architecture! I also like the name of your blog: Joy della Vita :3 Hihi, it’s true, life is a joy, if you know how to value it!

    Andrei Lukass | http://www.Themetropoliteen.com

  18. Gorgeous pictures! Would love to visit the museum as well!
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