895 - 898

Foundation of Falkenberg Castle

1154

First documentary mention

1294

aldsassen Monastery buys the castle for 300 Marks of pure silver

1428

The monks successfully defend the castle against the Hussite invasion

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1467

Licence for the Cisterian monks

  • Exemption from monastic taxes, hand and clamping services
  • Right to use wood for construction and as firewood
  • Granted the right to construction
1648

General of Königsmark (Sweden) conquers the castle

1678

Ruin of the castle

1803

Secularisation: the castle becomes the property of the Kingdom of Bavaria

1840

King Ludwig I protects the remains of the walls with cement

1933

Acquisition of the castle by the State of Bavaria through Friedrich-Werner v. d. Schulenburg

1936 - 1939

Rebuilding

  • Architect Günthner, Regensburg
  • Master carpenter Josef Schinner
  • Master mason Georg Zeitler
1944

Arrest and death of Schulenburg

  • 20 July – Assassination attempt on Hitler
  • 20 August – Arrest of Schulenburg, Gestapo confiscates the castle
  • 23 October – Charge of high treason
  • 10 November – Death by hanging in Berlin Plötzensee
1945

Americans in the castle

  • Red Cross infirmary
  • Shelter for refugees from the East
1949 - 2008

The Albrecht Achaz and Sonnhild family live in the castle with their sons Fritz and Stephan

2009

30 August – Acquisition of the castle by Markt Falkenberg

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