Mittwoch, 27. November 2013

In the good old days - tour through Buergeln Palace

Germany's romantic castles - is this what you like?

On the last day of October we had great sunshine and pleasurable temperatures...
...and we visited Schloss Bürgeln / Buergeln Palace in the very southwest of Germany, near the small town of Schlingen, approx. 30 km north of the Swiss city of Basel.

Buergeln Palace is known for its gorgeous and unique watches - inside the palace as well as above the main entrance.

The mansion, built 1762, was fully refurbished and renovated by Richard Sichler, a German entrepreneur and patron of arts after 1920.

Nowadays it's owned by an association called "Bürgeln-Bund" - this association provides for the castles maintenance.  Entrance fees and charges for celebrations like wedding parties or baptism help to keep the mansion and its garden in a very presentable condition.

On days without haze you can even see some mountaintops of the Swiss Alps - Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau - from the castle garden.

Inside the mansion we felt as we have been taken back to the 18th century.

Well-arranged china was presented on the antique tables...

...even a number of old and perfectly refurbished tiled stoves embellished the main living areas.

Gold-plated parlor clock - fully analog.

top and bottom: two of the many mechanical clocks on the ceiling of some representative rooms.

The piano parlour: that's what I desperately miss in my own appartment... ;-)

View from the Nymphenburg parlour (with a fine collection of some bone china) to some other other rooms of the mansion.

Do you have hand-painted wallpapers in your living room at home as well???

Last but not least: the chapel of Buergeln Palace.

I hope you like my tour through Buergeln Palace - a real gem among the many historic mansions of Germany!


  1. Your home?? ;)

    Beautiful place!!

  2. Of course, dear Pieni! What were you thinking how we live in Germany...???



  3. It's gorgeous! I love visiting places like this. I'm not sure I would want to live there, but it's interesting to see it.

  4. It is a beautiful place, but, has been for those who can afford it.

  5. Oh, what a beautiful place! Lovely photos - makes me feel like I'm there.

  6. Wonderful German decór style, ha ha, oops, I mean, wonderful taste. What a lovely and romantic castle, I can see myself living there!
    *wake up Marcia*
    What a lovely day to visit a castle, Uwe! I couldnt help noticing that some roses were still blooming in the garden. And the pink ones you photographed inside the castle, on the table, were fabulous.
    Cheers and happy winter to you and your family!!!

  7. lovely place both inside and outside. Love the colors of the building.

  8. @ Marcia: Hello princess! I really can imagine you sitting in one of the palace's parlours, drinking a cup of tea with your friends or using your spinning wheel to spin wool. And in the evening you give a piano concert for the notables, the ladies & gents of society... :-)

    @ Gunilla, Bob, Jill & NatureFootstep: Thanks for stopping by and for going touring through the castle with me!

  9. Das sieht ja grandios aus…wohnen möchte ich dort aber nicht! Staubwischen? Böden putzen ? Och nee - lieber nicht!

  10. Perfectly lovely, Uwe! This castle must be on the top of the list of must-see if/when I travel to your country.