This yard is protected by the dominant Saint George's Gate (1494).
The castle hill was already settled in the Bronze Age. The castle (which was founded before 1025) was transferred to the Wittelsbachs after the death of the last count of Burghausen Gebhard II in 1168. In 1180 they were appointed duke of Bavaria and the castle was extended under duke Otto I of Wittelsbach.
With the first partition of Bavaria in 1255 Burghausen Castle became the second residence of the dukes of Lower Bavaria, the main residence was Landshut. In 1255 under Duke Henry XIII (1253–1290) the work for the main castle commenced. In 1331 Burghausen and its castle passed to Otto IV, Duke of Lower Bavaria.
Under the dukes of Bavaria-Landshut (1392-1503), the fortifications were extended around the complete castle hill. Starting with Margarete of Austria, the deported wife of the despotic Duke Henry XVI (1393–1450), the castle became the residence of the Duke's consorts and widows, and also a stronghold for the ducal treasures. In 1447 Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria died in the castle as Henry's prisoner. Under Duke Georg of Bavaria (1479–1503) the work was completed and Burghausen Castle became the strongest fortress of the region.
Also after the reunification of Bavaria in 1505 with the Landshut War of Succession the castle had military importance, also due to the threat of the Ottoman Empire it was subsequently modernised. During the Thirty years war Gustav Horn was kept imprisoned in the castle 1634-1641. After the Treaty of Teschen in 1779 Burghausen Castle became a border castle. During the Napoleonic Wars the castle suffered some destruction.
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danos (82715) 2012-01-09 0:39
Good morning Georg,
nice presentation of the Burghausen castle with the pedestrian to lead-in the eye to the open entrance of it.I like the contrast of the colours with the red roof to dominates the image.
Have a good week,Danos
Fis2 (81546) 2012-01-09 0:39
Takie budowle to ja lubie ;)
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
Piekna brama, ciekawe co za nia?
luciola (2816) 2012-01-09 1:20
Piekny zameczek i jego otoczenie. Wspaniale czerwone dachy. Ladny kadr.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-09 1:38
a superb photo of this beautiful castle I like the composition and the atmosphere, the colours and lights are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet Kívánok!
snunney (78855) 2012-01-09 3:54
The partially cobbled roadway draws us into the scene, directing the viewer toward the massive gatehouse, whose red roofs make a splendid contrast with the limpid blue sky. Excellent colours and sharpness.
francio64 (38264) 2012-01-09 5:06
buona vista del castello con una luce ben gestita che esalta la resa cromatica, in particolare il contrasto tra i tetti ed il cielo.
Il vialetto in FG conferisce una buona profondità all'immagine.
alin-m (3716) 2012-01-09 5:26
Good quality of this photo with nice colors and beautiful subject,the old castle.
bema (26245) 2012-01-09 6:36
mal wieder eine sehr beindruckende Aufnahme, kommt 3 D sehr nahe.. tolle Farben, tolle Tiefe und ein sehr schönes Motiv..
viele Grüße Bernd
cornejo (27515) 2012-01-09 11:41
Hallo Georg, eine schöne Aussicht auf das alte Schloss, sehr gutes Bild mit natürlichen Farben, Schärfe und Tiefe, schöne Job sehr gut gemacht, herzlichen Glückwunsch mein Freund. Gute Nacht und glückliche Woche. TFS.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen.
Sonata11 (33117) 2012-01-09 21:44
kolejne wspaniale zdjecie. The stary zamek jest imponujacy. Swietnie wykonane, bardzo dobry punkt widzenia. Ogolem bardzo mi sie podoba. Super zdjecie.
Zabawny byl Twoj komentarz z tymi schodami, dzieki ze mnie tam nie wyslales, hahaha:)
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-09 23:57
lovely architectural shot with nice chosen POV under the deep blue sky...like the textured wall & red tone roof of the castle...lovely play of light...
very good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
cavli (1874) 2012-01-10 0:14
very nice pov and colors. very nice place. thanks for the notes. tfs
ChrisJ (94510) 2012-01-10 2:36
Good warm vs cold colour contrasts between the red tiled roofs & the blue sky, with superb sharpness & excellent lead in lines & linear perspective provided by the fg road. Good sharpness & light contrasts. Tfs!
jhm (134540) 2012-01-10 5:00
A German castle with a lot French ascendancy in the architechture.
Also a nice entrance to the casle with depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are very attractive.
Well done, TFS.
Charo (51208) 2012-01-10 13:32
Bardzo podoba mi się perspektywa zamku i jego architektury trzeźwy.
Błękitne niebo daje duży kontrast z czerwonymi dachami.
Doskonałe kolory i światło.
siamesa (27703) 2012-01-10 13:55
Boa noite Georg
Very beautiful castle , These red roofs are attractives.
Congratulations for this photo and for living in so marvelous country. TFS
saxo042 (36728) 2012-01-12 5:12
The bright red roofs look absolutely marvellous against the clear blue sky. A perfectly composed picture with the road leading diagonally to the gate, which is well positioned at the third. There is some noise in the sky, maybe NeatImage would help? But still a very fine capture!
SWEETFREEDOM (21544) 2012-01-14 4:37
impressive gate, excellent details and colors.
Didi (54727) 2012-01-18 10:49
Nice view on the castle under a beautiful summer lights
I have done a WS
tedesse (25045) 2012-05-30 10:06
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka, piekne swiatlo i dobra ostrosc. Piekna architektura otoczenia zamku.
- Copyright: georg nowak (jurek1951) (40949)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/6.4
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): castle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-09 0:27