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Schloss Steinau Castle

Short facts

  • Steinau an der Straße

Renaissance complex combines a medieval castle, renaissance residential palace and fortress

Schloss Steinau castle, the former country residence of the Counts of Hanau, was built between 1525 and 1560. The palace building forms an irregular pentagon with four (originally five) wings, four upstream corner buildings ("pavilions") and two gatehouses in the north and south. The fifth wing in the southeast was destroyed when the Croats invaded in 1634 and was later completely removed, but the foundation walls and comb stones can still be seen today.

The Renaissance castle is surrounded by a 4-5 m deep and 18-25 m wide moat, the so-called "Hirschgraben". There is a children's playground in the Hirschgraben.

A Grimm exhibition is shown in the museum rooms. It is possible to climb the castle tower (41m) and enjoy a view of Steinau and the Kinzig valley.

Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser und Gärten in Hessen

Schloss Steinau

36396 Steinau an der Straße


Phone: +49 66 63 / 68 43

Fax: +49 66 63 / 75 18


Website: www.schloesser-hessen.de

General information

01.03. to 31.10. from Tue.-Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Advent Sundays and 26.12. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Mondays (except on public holidays)
Winter break from 27 December to 28 February
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
  • Toilet
  • Baby Change


Price info

Single ticket adults 4,00 €

Group 4,00 €

Family ticket 7,00 €


Tower tour adults € 2.00, children € 1.00


Via the BAB 66, exit Steinau or exit Schlüchtern Süd


With the regional train, which runs every hour between Frankfurt and Fulda. Stop: Steinau station on the street

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