This day one of my trip to Germany and today we went to Braunfels Castle in Wetzlar, Germany. Braunfels Castle is around 800 years old and it is filled with historical artifacts documenting its history. As we walked into the Knight’s Hall, we were greeted with armor that is more than 500 years old and a sword that dates back to 1300 A.D.
Moving through the castle, you are treated to furnishings from the Baroque and Victorian ages as well as other items that were gifted to the noble family from as far away as China. The walls of Braunfels Castle are adorned with tapestries dating back 700 years.
Braunfels Castle is still occupied by the noble family members, so some parts of the castle are off limits as it is a private residence. For more information about visiting Braunfels Castle, please go to http://schloss-braunfels.de The brochure states, “Weaponry of tournament, war and hunting from 13th to the 19th century…” They did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Marcus, was great and had a real well developed depth of knowledge about the history of the castle.
Germany has greeted me with beautiful fields of green and dense forests. The entire countryside is absolutely breathtaking. I am looking forward to seeing what else I find on this trip. Stay tuned!