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Achberg castleAchberg castle

Nestling amongst the gentle hills of the pre-Alps between Lindau on Lake Constance and Wangen in the Allgaeu region, Achberg castle perches on a rocky crag high above the Argen gorge. Affiliated to the Order of German Knights, the somewhat sober exterior of this castle totally belies its sumptuous interior, which is a veritable masterpiece of Baroque stuccowork.

Aerial view of Achberg castle

A celebration of Baroque art in Upper Swabia

Formerly a castle of the Teutonic Order of Knights, Achberg castle enjoys great popularity not only as a tourist destination but also as a centre for cultural events.

Thanks to its commanding position in the wildly romantic Argen valley, it is the ideal starting point for numerous walks and cycle tours. The castle owes its present appearance to the Teutonic Knights, who were the lords of Achberg in the 18th century.

It was they who were responsible for the castle’s unusual Baroque stuccowork, the very best of which can be seen in the Knights’ Hall, which features some of the most detailed work in the whole of southern Germany.

The Knights' Hall in Achberg castle

Experience Achberg castle for yourself!

Between April and October the rooms in the castle house a number of different art exhibitions. During this time, a variety of cultural events is also held: some in conjunction with Lake Constance Festival; a series of concerts entitled “Classical Autumn” featuring a number of renowned international ensembles; lively entertainment such as jazz matinee performances in the castle garden, plus the castle festival during the summer months.

An imaginative programme of children’s events, featuring themed art workshops and children’s classical concerts, is guaranteed to keep the castle’s smaller visitors amused. To make sure you don’t go hungry, the local ladies in the “Old castle kitchen” restaurant will serve you tasty regional specialities.

Opening times, Achberg castle:
31st March to 7th October 2012
 Fri 14.00 – 18.00; Sat/Sun & holidays 10.00 – 18.00. Guided tours outside the official times are possible by prior arrangement.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the castle are held on the first Saturday of every month at 14.30.

Guided tours of the exhibitions are held on Sundays and holidays at 14.30.

Achberg castle

Lindauer Hof
Dammgasse 2
D-88131 Lindau im Bodensee
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