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Langenburg castle


Fast 900 Jahre Stammsitz des Hauses Hohenlohe

High on a mountain spur above the small river Jagst lies Langenburg Castle, whose origins date back to the Staufer period. In the 13th century, it became the ancestral seat of the important House of Hohenlohe, which was raised to the rank of imperial count in 1450 and prince in the middle of the 18th century.

Die Schlossherren von
Langenburg castle

The surname “Hohenlohe” was first borne by Konrad, son of Konrad von Weikersheim, who was first mentioned in 1153. On 13 May 1450, Emperor Frederick III elevated the Hohenlohe dynasty to the rank of imperial counts under Kraft V. A lengthy dispute with Landgrave Ludwig of Hesse over the title was settled in 1495; this year is regarded as the birth of the Counts of Hohenlohe. In 1764, the Counts of Hohenlohe were elevated to the status of Imperial Princes.


Fürst Philipp


Fürst Kraft

Fürst Gottfried

Fürst Ernst II.

Fürst Hermann

Fürst Ernst I

Schloss Langenburg im Mittelpunkt royaler Besuche

Langenburg Castle has been a Hohenlohe residence since the 13th century and was permanently inhabited by the Hohenlohe-Langenburg line from 1610. This makes Langenburg Castle not only the residence and seat of government of the counts and later princes, but also the setting for glamorous visits.

Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften für den Langenburger Forst

The Hohenlohe family has been at home in the region of the same name for more than 700 years. Planned and sustainable forestry has always been at the centre of the Princely Forestry’s entrepreneurial activities.

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