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The Bodensee Sights

Schloss Hofen (Hofen Castle)

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 11/14/2013

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A short walk from town along the lakeside promenade is a small palace that served as the summer residence of Württemberg kings until 1918. The palace was formerly a priory—its foundations date from the 11th century. Today it is the private home of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg and isn't open to the public. You can visit the adjoining priory church, a splendid example of regional baroque architecture. The swirling white stucco of the interior was executed by the Schmuzer family from Wessobrunn whose master craftsman, Franz Schmuzer, also created the priory church's magnificent marble altar.

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Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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  • Easter–Oct., daily 9–6, Nov.–Easter, Sun. 9–6

Updated 11/14/2013


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