GMV trip on 23.03.2024GMV study trip to Burg-Gemünden

The Geschichts- und Museumsverein e.V. invites you to a trip to Burg-Gemünden on Saturday, March 23, 2024. The castle, built around 1240/1250 by the Counts of Ziegenhain, is the destination of the study trip, which the association is offering again after the long Corona break.

The castle is situated on a prominent rocky outcrop above the Ohm Valley and was rebuilt in 1311 after being destroyed by the Landgrave of Hesse in 1270. It was granted market and fortification rights in 1372. It is a rectangular complex on a surprisingly large, flat area, which was separated into the outer and main castle by a wall and, in earlier times, probably by a moat. In addition to the residential building, a solid construction with a gabled roof from the 16th century, the main castle grounds also contain the tithe barn, built in 1556, an extremely imposing half-timbered building over a solid basement. The church, rebuilt in 1749/50 using old Gothic wall sections from the previous church, is located in the outer bailey and contains valuable old murals and a rare Baroque baptismal angel. At the south-west corner of the castle wall there used to be a watchtower, the remains of which have been preserved.

The trip will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1 pm. Carpools should be formed at the town hall parking lot. The guided tour of the castle starts at 2.00 pm. After a coffee break, there will be an opportunity to visit the residence (which is not normally open) and the art exhibition taking place there that day at 4.30 pm. The return journey is planned for 5 pm. The participation fee is 10 euros per person. You can register with Matthias Nicolai by e-mail ( by March 18.