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