Schloss V, Abandoned Castle, Germany

Schloss V Germany - The Piano Castle

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

Visited May 2015  Germany Germany Disused

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.

Schloss V, Germany - Front of the grand building with pathway between pillars
Schloss V, Germany – Front of the grand building with pathway between pillars
Schloss V, Germany - Grand external
Schloss V, Germany – Grand external
 
Schloss V, Germany - Closer external
Schloss V, Germany – Closer external
Schloss V, Germany - Huge, stunning stone staircase
Schloss V, Germany – Huge, stunning stone staircase
Schloss V, Germany - Top of the staircase
Schloss V, Germany – Top of the staircase
Schloss V, Germany - Top of stairs
Schloss V, Germany – Top of stairs
 
Schloss V, Germany - Huge landing
Schloss V, Germany – Huge landing
Schloss V, Germany - The piano, after which some people named the castle
Schloss V, Germany – The piano, after which some people named the castle
Schloss V, Germany - Grand piano
Schloss V, Germany – Grand piano
 
Schloss V, Germany - Piano room
Schloss V, Germany – Piano room
Schloss V, Germany - Entrance lobby
Schloss V, Germany – Entrance lobby
Schloss V, Germany - Small staircase
Schloss V, Germany – Small staircase
 
Schloss V, Germany - Kitchen
Schloss V, Germany – Kitchen
Schloss V, Germany - Carved wood panelled room
Schloss V, Germany – Carved wood panelled room
Schloss V, Germany - Another room carved out of wood
Schloss V, Germany – Another room carved out of wood
Schloss V, Germany - Upstairs room
Schloss V, Germany – Upstairs room
 
Schloss V, Germany - Ornate ceiling
Schloss V, Germany – Ornate ceiling
Schloss V, Germany - Leather padded door
Schloss V, Germany – Leather padded door

Stable block

Schloss V, Germany - Nice brickwork in the stables
Schloss V, Germany – Nice brickwork in the stables
Schloss V, Germany - Stables
Schloss V, Germany – Stables
 
Schloss V, Germany - Dividers
Schloss V, Germany – Dividers
Schloss V, Germany - Hay bail in the stables
Schloss V, Germany – Hay bail in the stables
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