Schloss V, Abandoned Castle, Germany

A castle in Germany with a rich history and an amazing staircase.

Schloss V Germany - The Piano Castle
 

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History of the abandoned Schloss V Castle

Schloss V, sometimes called Piano Castle, is a stunning castle in Germany with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. A fire ripped through the original house in around 1500 and completely destroyed it. The house was rebuilt, retaining some of the original walls and basement, and the house was remodelled numerous times over the years. The current castle takes the form of two large wings at a right angle to each other, connected by a central rotunda and topped with stone decoration.

A large stable-block to the rear of the property remains, and has elegant glazed brick decorations.

The castle was most recently used as a teacher training centre and then as a hospital. The castle was then sold off but the owner became bankrupt before finding a suitable use for it. The building has stood empty ever since.

Our Visit
Got lucky with Robin Decay, Val's Darkroom and Spider Monkey. The staircase was the highlight of this visit, and the house made for some great externals too.

 

Schloss V, Germany - Front of the grand building with pathway between pillars

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Schloss V, Germany – Front of the grand building with pathway between pillars

Schloss V, Germany - Grand external

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Schloss V, Germany – Grand external

Schloss V, Germany - Closer external

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Schloss V, Germany – Closer external

Schloss V, Germany - Huge, stunning stone staircase

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Schloss V, Germany – Huge, stunning stone staircase

Schloss V, Germany - Top of the staircase

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Schloss V, Germany – Top of the staircase

Schloss V, Germany - Top of stairs

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Schloss V, Germany – Top of stairs

Schloss V, Germany - Huge landing

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Schloss V, Germany – Huge landing

Schloss V, Germany - The piano, after which some people named the castle

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Schloss V, Germany – The piano, after which some people named the castle

Schloss V, Germany - Grand piano

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Schloss V, Germany – Grand piano

Schloss V, Germany - Piano room

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Schloss V, Germany – Piano room

Schloss V, Germany - Entrance lobby

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Schloss V, Germany – Entrance lobby

Schloss V, Germany - Small staircase

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Schloss V, Germany – Small staircase

Schloss V, Germany - Kitchen

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Schloss V, Germany – Kitchen

Schloss V, Germany - Carved wood panelled room

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Schloss V, Germany – Carved wood panelled room

Schloss V, Germany - Another room carved out of wood

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Schloss V, Germany – Another room carved out of wood

Schloss V, Germany - Upstairs room

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Schloss V, Germany – Upstairs room

Schloss V, Germany - Ornate ceiling

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Schloss V, Germany – Ornate ceiling

Schloss V, Germany - Leather padded door

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Schloss V, Germany – Leather padded door

Stable block

Schloss V, Germany - Nice brickwork in the stables

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Schloss V, Germany – Nice brickwork in the stables

Schloss V, Germany - Stables

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Schloss V, Germany – Stables

Schloss V, Germany - Dividers

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Schloss V, Germany – Dividers

Schloss V, Germany - Hay bail in the stables

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Schloss V, Germany – Hay bail in the stables

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