Brennhausen Castle

Found in the Rhön-Grabfeld in Bavaria, the Brennhausen Castle in Germany gets spotted at the Haßberge Nature Park. The origination of the name embraces two possibilities as one stresses the houses by that of a water source, and the other highlights the importance of the old German name, Brunicho. Also, the first mention pertaining to Brennhausen through that of an official document dates back to the year 1182.

Brennhausen Castle

Brennhausen Castle

The record books pertaining to the Bishop of Wurzburg throws light on the holdings in Brennhausen by that of the Hans Truchseß. Until the year 1542, it was the Truchseß family that had held the reins of Brennhausen.

Physical evidences as well as documentation point to the burning of Brennhausen Castle during the year 1525, as when Peasants had revolted. The beam pertaining to the roof and the entrance related to one of the cellars belong to the age that followed this year. By the year 1587, Georg William von Kotzau had occupied the Brennhausen castle, and the year 1593 saw the return of the Truchseß family to the castle.

Brennhausen Castle

Brennhausen Castle

There is also a tradition that believes that Brennhausen Castle had been a monastery during the olden times, as the naming pertaining to the surrounding fields suggests such a possibility.

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