Schloss Laubach is a castle in Laubach, Hesse, Germany and serves as the seat of the Counts of Solms-Laubach.

Schloss Laubach
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LocationLaubach, Gießen,
Hesse, Germany
Coordinates50°32′39.47″N 8°59′30.69″E / 50.5442972°N 8.9918583°E / 50.5442972; 8.9918583Coordinates: 50°32′39.47″N 8°59′30.69″E / 50.5442972°N 8.9918583°E / 50.5442972; 8.9918583
OwnerHouse of Solms-Laubach
Schloss Laubach is located in Germany
Schloss Laubach
Location of Schloss Laubach in Germany

Schloss Laubach is first mentioned in a list of properties of the Hersfeld monastery in 786 C.E. The Hagen-Münzenberg family were granted the authority over Laubach as a fief. A castle was built in the thirteenth century. In 1255 the estate was granted to the Lords of Hanau, and later it was owned by the Counts of Falkenstein.[1] The Counts of Solms-Laubach bought the castle in 1418. Frederick Magnus I, Count of Solms-Laubach made the castle the official residence of the House of Solms-Laubach. In 1475 Kuno, Count of Solms-Laubach was granted permission by Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor to add fortifications to the castle and the surrounding town.[2] The architect Licher Baum Wolff Werner rebuilt the castle towers in 1533. The castle is made up of three horseshoe-shaped buildings that interlink. Three of the four original fortified round towers still stand, and baroque hoods were later added onto them.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen". Hessen. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einer Welt begegnen". Schloss Laubach. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Schloss Laubach". Landhaus Klosterwald. Retrieved 5 March 2019.