Built in 1785, Brunswick Castle has been for many years the family seat of Count Antal Brunswick and was frequented by Beethoven, who became friend with one of the count’s sons. A dedicated museum is a reminder of the composer’s stay in the mansion.
Restored in 1870, the castle features nowadays a neo-Gothic style. Its architectural layout delivers a true romantic atmosphere due to the joint effect of its irregular layout, the big, gothic windows, the slender towers, the many buttresses and battlements. Contributing to the consolidation of a fairy tale mood, white cypresses, gingko, maple and plane trees can be found in the park surrounding the castle.