CASTLES FOR SALE

 

 OK, so you will not be able to buy this castle no matter how rich you are, but there are many others you can buy. Castles are a presigious piece of real estate, they are one of a kind, a castle can not be duplicated. You don't even have to be very rich to become the owner to a castle. Castles come in all price ranges although many need reconstruction. However, once reconstructed and brought back to their original splendor they will  always be a prestigious and valuable investment.

 

There are many castles for sale throughout Europe. They range from historic castles in desperate need of renovation to splendid castles which have been fully restored. There are castles that can be bought for as little as 75,000.00 euros to castles that cost 20 million euros, and in all price ranges in-between. 

We specialize in Castle Aquisition and Castle Viewing Trips. Whether you are interested in buying a castle or whether you are a castle enthusiast and just want to see castles and stay in castles, we can accommodate you. 

The castles which are for sale often go back to the 12th and 13th century, but many were built or rebuilt during the Renaissance and Baroque period. They were embellished in the elaborate style of these times often replacing earlier simpler and more crude structures.

Anyone can become an owner of such a castle providing you have the funds to buy and renovate the castle. Unless you have or can arrange financing with your home bank, loans are not possible in most cases, especially if you live in another country.  In  Germany foreign nationals with some exceptions, can own property outright, in some other eastern European countries a buyer may have to establish a corporation through which he can buy the castle.  Outright ownership is possible in most western European countries.  

Together with our associates in Germany we can assist you with the purchase of a castle. Our associates in Germany specialize in the acquisition of castles and historic reconstruction. By letting us know how large a castle you want, what you want to do with it and most important what your budget is, we will suggest castles which will fit your interest.  For a service fee we can do a private search if we don't have a castle that fits your intended use. For 500.00 euros you can also buy a list from our associate if you want to do a caslte viewing tour on your own. The list gives you GPS addresses for the castles and gives information on the size, condition and the purchase price. In many cases our associates are able to negotiate the purchase asking price for you. All information we give is based solely on information which has been given to us by the owners. We can not assume the responsibility of complete accuracy of the information shown.  If you have a serious interest in a particular castle we can arrange a viewing trip. Viewing trip can be a few days or a week depending what all you want to see. The cost id five hundred dollars per day including lodging, transportation and ther services of our associate as your consultant. Usually three to four days is sufficient to view from 10 to 20 castles. If you decide to buy one of the properties, you will have our associates full support with the purchase process.  

If you would like to know more about buying a castle the information below will give you an idea of the steps you have to take.

A.) You must have the funds for the purchase. If you have to rely on money coming from real estate you may want to sell for the purchase of the cstle, wait until you have sold your real estate otherwise the castle may not be available when you have the money to buy. Of course you can go on a castle viewing tour just to get an idea of what is around, and what you can expect when you start looking seriously.

B.) If you do have the funds to buy and you find a castle you want to purchase, you will have to make a deposit to a notary to start drawing up the purchase contract. 

C.) It usually takes from two to four weeks to have the purchase contract drawn up. When the contract is ready you have to deposit the full purchase price plus 3.5 to 5% property purchase tax, 19%VAT if the castle is for private use which however is refundable, and the realtor commission and/or consulting fees.

D.) You now have to set up a bank account in the area where the castle is located to deposit construction funds into it. You may also want to hire a local accountant. We can help you with this too. In many cases it is advantages to form a GmbH, a corportatin which costs about 1,500.00 euros.

E.) You have to hire a Baumeister (general contractor) to start the renovation process. If you do the reconstruction with our associates, they will handle all this for you.

G.) You must take into consideration that investing in a castle is not a get-rich-quick sheme. Your focus should not so much to save twenty or thirty thousand dollar on the purchase price, rather it should be to save money on the reconstruction, this is where you can make a castle a profitable investment after it is finished. Our associates can help you with this.

H.)  A 3% to 6% commission applies to all purchases. If the property is less than 100,000.00 euros a consulting fee of 7,500 euros applies. If the property is listed with a an other realtor, the commission stipulated by the realtor applies. 

I.) If a castle shows a purchase price of 1.00 Euro that is the price for the structure. The actual sale price is the value of the land on which the castle stands on. This cost varies with the location of the castle and the size of the land. The 1.00 Euro is only the cost of the structure which can still be a very good value depending on the condition of the building.

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE 
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All measurements and costs are approximate and may vary from those given.

 

 ROMANTIC CHATEAU -  This castle built in the style of a Loire chateau in France is located in the State of Saxon-Anhalt, not to far from the city of Leipzig. The castle was built as a fortress in the 13th century. In the 17th century the crude fortress was reconstructed as a castle and in 1799 it was given its present romantic look. The castle has a floor space of about 17,000 square feet and the grounds are 5 acres. The three winged building is in good structureal shape but needs renovation both outside and inside, some sections more so than others. Gas, water and electricity lines are connected. The purchase price is 299,000.00 euros plus a realtor commission of 7.14%.

     

 

SMALL CASTLE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC - This small castle is a wine estate in Central Bohemia with 10 acres of land and 5000 square feet of floor space. The roof is new but other renovations inside and outside are required. The purchase price is 160.000,00 euros. We can offer a complete package for this castle which will include setting up the purchase contract, setting up a notary to handle the sale, setting up a corporation, assisting with setting up an accountant, acquiring all building permits, setting up and overseeing a contractor for the reconstruction. For details please contact us at: contact@poshjourneys.com

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MOATED CASTLE -  This is one of the few moated castles that is for sale. The castle has been partially renovated and has a floor space of about 12,000 square feet. The grounds are 5 acres with a one 1.5 acres lake. The purchase price is 750,000 euros. Contact us for more information.

        

CASTLE WEISSIG - 19TH century castle country estate an hours drive from the city od Dresden and the Dresden Airport. The castle has been partially renovated and has about 24,000 square feet of floor space with a total of 90 rooms. The grounds are 4 acres with horse stables and a park. The purchse price is 590,000 euros. Contact us for most recent information.

    

CASTLE MUTSCHEN - Baroque Castle set on a mountain side in the scenic Mulde river valley. Today's castle dates to 1703 but its history goves back to the 11th century.The castle about 28,000 square feet of floor space and 14 acres of ground with a 2 acre lake. The castle is set on high ledge with the former moat, now dry, still partially existing. One of the former estate buildings has been made into a museum which can be taken over if  an buyer desires to do this, or the building can be used for something else as the musuem can be moved. The purchase price is 350,000 euros. Estensive renovation remains to be done on the castle itself.

         


 ROMANTIC CASTLE ESTATE - This elaborate and historic castle is located in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Baltic region of Germany in a popular holiday area. It was built in 1871and is set in a large park of about 15 acres. The castle itself has a floor area of 20,000 square feet. The roof and the outside has been renovated in part in 2007, but total interior renovation is needed. An ideal use would be as a boutique spa hotel and restaurant. The asking price is 280,000.00 euros. Contact us for further details and purchase information. UNDER NEGOTIATION

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MEDIEVAL CASTLE NEAR MEISSEN IN SAXONY -  Not far from the 1000-year old town of Meissen is the this imposing medieval castle whose oldest section is original from 1500. the castle was built in 1392 and was a private residence for most of the centuries. Some restorations have been made to two sections which are presently used as a youth club and as as offices for a historic association. The castle is in solid condition but it needs interior and exterior restoration. Mucicipal water and utility lines exist but have to be connected. The cast has a new water and sewer system. Contact us for the purchase price and more information at: contact @poshjourneys.com

     

*****IMPOSING BAROQUE CASTLE IN SAXONY -  For just 133,000 euros you can become an owner and partner of 1/4 of this castle. The castle will be rough finished, you will add the finishg touches. This magnificent large castle is set in an extenive English style park with a lake and the river Spree running through it.  During the East German time the castle was a hospital and it was kept up until the early 90's after which time it had several owners, none who did much with it. The location is very good, within about two hours drive of Berlin and Dresden. The countrys aroundit it is a populr tourist region. The 1000-year old town of Bautzen is only a short distance away.The castle  will be managed by our European associate. partners will receive 1/4 of the profits or they can opt to use the their 1/4 section of the castle, privately. Contact us at: contact@poshjourneys.com or contact our associate Hans Ramp at: impactdairy@hotmail.com for an expose and more details.

 

                

 

BARQUE CASTLE CROSSEN -  Centuries before Castle Crossen received its Baroque look it was a defensive fortress staning on a hill above the village with the same name. The castle had its heyday in the late 1700's when it became one of the most elaborate castles of its time. In the 30's its last heir who, an Embassador stationed in Peking (Beijing) sold everything in the castle that wasn't nailed down and let if fall in decay. In the late thirties a it was bought by the owener of brewery who made necessary restoration to keep the caslte from deteriorating more. During WWII the German army confiscated the castle and after the war it became a refugee center and later was partially used by a college. Today it has stood empty for many years and is now for sale by the municipality. The purchase price is on request but will be very reasonable it its future use will create jobs for the local population. Renovation costs are estimated between 1 million and 5 million depending what someone does with it. Contact us for an expose and more details.

     

SMALL HUNTING CASTLE IN SAXONY - This small castle has been partially renovated, prospective buyers ar invited to spend a night in the castle to familiarise themselves with it. The castle is 30 km from the city of Dresden and about 40 minutes drive from the Dresden Airport. It has a floorspace of 4000 feet and has 5 acres of grounds. The purchase price is 500,000 euros.

   

 CASTLE SCHOENWOELKAU -  The castle which dates to 1659 is set in a large park alongside a lake. It is an elaborate Baroque Castle but needs extensive renovation. An ideal use would be an upscale hotel and conference center due to its good location and easy accessibility. Asking price is about 800,000.00 euros which is subject to negotiation. A picture expose is available on request. 

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  CASTLE MUEHLBERG - This 1000-year old castle in  a small town in Saxony has a wonderful location near the Elbe river and it has been partially renovated but needs further improvements and renovation. An ideal use would be a restaurant along with  some apartments. The price is extremely attractive, one of the best buys we have come across. Contact us for further details - contact@poshjourneys.com

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HISTORIC VILLA IN THE SPA TOWN OF BAD WILDUNGEN. The estate includes several other buildings, all totally renovated including a bungalow on a hillside. The grounds are about 20 acres. Although very private, the estate has good access to major roads. The villa is partially furnished with classic antiques and a section of it is furnished with old country-style furniture and hunting trophies. A section of the grounds is zoned for additional buildings.  This is a prestigious estate for a discriminating investor. The asking price is 2.9 million euros. E-mail us for fuerther information and a picture expose at: contact@poshjourneys.com

              

*** HUNTING CASTLE - The castle was built in 1725 and has been fully renovated in 2013, and made into a small hotel. It has 17 luxurious rooms all with private bath, 3 kitchens, a restaurant, 3 fireplaces, offices and several public rooms among them the  historic Knights Room which is original from the time the castle was built. Adjacent to the castle is an estate building which has renovated and made into a garage. The location is in a forested area between the cities of Leipzig and Kassel, and although it has a quiet location, it is only a short distance from the a major road and easily accessible. The asking price is 3.5 million euros. The ideal use would be a small upscale hotel. Another use could be a spa, modeled on the beauty and health spas in Arizona. The building in which the garage is now located would lend itself well for this purpose. Contact us for further information and an extensive picture expose.

 NEOGOTHIC CASTLE BUILT OF PETRIFIED WOODThe facade, the windows and the attic have been renovated in 1995 to 1999. The interior needs total renovation, some of it only cosmetic. The location between the city of Leipzig and the city of Halle is good. The castle has 10,000 square feet of floor space and about 2 acres of ground. The asking price is 790,000 euros.

       

 COUNTRY CASTLE  IN POLAND - Located in lower Silesia near the Czech and German borders, just over an hours drive from Prague and about the same distance from Dresden in Germany. This beautful country estate has been fully renovated.  Built in 1570 the castle is set in a 12 acre English style park and has about 18,000 square feet of floor space.  Also on the premises are a two acre plot which has been approved for new constrution as well as a separate house on 2.5 acres. The castle is privately owned and is used as a private residence. The castle would lend itself well as a small hotel and spa. Conversion would be relative simple since it has 17 existing bedrooms. All furnishings and paintings are included in the sale price of about 5 mi. euros. Nearby attractions are many including a ski resort and the Czech and German Switzerland region along the Elbe river. Although the castle has a totally priveate location  it is easily accessible by major roads. Please contact us for an expose at contact@poshjourneys.com 

      

SPA TOWN CASTLE IN THE CZECH REPUBLID - This 18th century castle is located on the edge of a popular spa town in Bohemia 40 km north of Prague and about the same distance from the German border. The castle would be ideal as a B&B since the the town is a much visited tourist destination. The castle has about 10,000 square feet of floor space and it is set on two acres of nice park land. The purchase price is 150,000 euros which includes the original archtectural plans.

    

 

CASTLE ALTDOEBERN  -  Castle Altdoebern is a classic Baroque castle built in 1717 and is set in a 140 acre park with a large lake. The castle is located about an hours drive south of Berlin near the water landscape the Spreewald region which is a popular tourist area. The castle is  7 km from the A13, the main freeway connection Berlin and Dresden. The property would be ideal for an upscale hotel or seminar facility. Total floor space is about 3000 square meters or about 32,000 square feet. The last renovation took place in 1880 in which sections of the castle were rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style. Extensive renovations have been made in recent years. Purchase price on request.

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CASTLE HIRSCHSTEIN - This imposing castle is set on a cliff above the river Elbe near the 1000-year old town of Meissen. During WWII the Belgian King and his family were exciled there. It is a large castle and an ideal use would be a hotel because of its loction in the Elbe river wine growing region. The castle was a rehabilitation hospital for children from the late 1990's to 2006. It has all moder utilities and floor and walls are in exellent condition. One of its former estate houses has been totally renovated and made into a gym, another is a apartment house but could be purchased along with the cast.e. It is owned by the municipality and can be purchased for 1.00 euro with the right use that would bring at least 8 to 19 jobs to the city. The use can be private or commerical as long as a number of permanent jobs is created.

        

 CASTLE EICHBARLEBEN -  This castle is what remains of a once immense castle estate.  The castle dates to 1750 and was home to one of the most influental noble families of what is today the state of Saxon Anhalt. The main wing and a number of stables and barns make up the castle complex today which is surrounded by forest land. The purchase price is 140,000 euros. Extensive renovation work is needed to restore this once imposing castle.

       

 

 CASTLE HOTEL IN POLAND - This stylish castle hotel is  located in southern Poland and is set on a hillside above a scenic valley. It was built in 1820 as the residence of a Polish nobleman. In recent years it was totally renovated in the style of the period when it was built and made into a profitable  hotel and conference venue. A license to set up a casino is included in the sale. Beside the castle palace a manor house, a hunting lodge which is used for private events, a chalet with 5 rooms and a private chapel are also part of the estate.  Purchase price and a detailed expose are available on request from Posh Journeys at: contact@poshjourneys.com

   

 CASTLE KLINGENBERG -  This castle is one of the oldest knights estates in Saxony dating to well before the 15th century. Today's castle is for the most part from the mid 16th century. The basic structure is solid, one of the reason's it has stood for over 400 years. There are however, areas that need attention.  The roof is generally good but it has a section of tiles missing which need to be replaced. The large cellars are in relatively good condition and are dry. All over this is an attractive and historic property which is very well priced, one of the least expensive castles around. However, it does need total renovation. There is not a great deal of land since it sits on a steep slope the drops down to a small river. The views from the backside of the castle looking down onto the river and fields and wooded mountains are exceptional. This is a real castle, a one-of-a-kind property which, once restored, will be exceptional. Purchase price USD120.000,00, a parnership is possible.

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 CASTLE ESTATE IN SAXONY - The elaborate and large castle dates to the 17th century and was and still is the center of a large country estate. Some of the estate building have been sold or have been torn down. The castle is a large and impressive Baroque building. Unitl 1980 a doctors office and a store occupied the castle. After the businesses moved out little was done with it and it has stood empty for a long time. It needs total restoration, inside and outside. The purchase price is on request.

     


 ZAMEK MORAVIA - This historic castle is located in Moravia, the wine growing region of the Czech Republic southeast of Prague. The castle has been built in 1520 by the Barons Svabensti and was resold in 1612 to be made it into a hunting lodge. In 1659 the Hrandisko Monastery near the castle was bought by the castle owners and became a part of the estate. In later centuries the castle was renovated several times and in the mid-19th century sections of it were rebuilt in the Neo Gothic style with towers, gables and battlements. The castle itself stands on about 17 ha (42 acres) of parkland with ponds, gardens and orchards. The condition is good but beside the already renovated sectio which include two apartments and a restaurant the building needs total resoration. The purchase price for the castle and it's 42 acre park is now 20 mil. Czech Crowns, presently about 1 mil dollars.

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 CASTLE DAHLEN - The Baroque Castle Dahlen is among  some of the most historic castles in Saxony.  Although it burned to the ground in 1973, its original form has not been destroyed. The castle is located in a large city park which could possibly be bought along with the castle, or if it stays the property of the city, it will be city maintained. The castle has a floor space of about 1700 square meters or about 18,500 square feet.  An ideal use would be as a museum because of its historic importance. A  former administrative  buildings, now used as an apartment is part of  the property. Purchase price is to be negotiated with the city. Renovation costs depend on the extend of art,  stucco work and wall paintings  restored, but the cost could  conceivable run between 2, and 4 Million  euros. 

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Also available in Dahlen is the historic rail road station, details 
under:
http://www.bahn-dahlen.de  contact us for details or 
http://www.bahnhof-dahlen.de/projekt.htm


DAHLWITZ-HOPPEGARTEN - This neo-Gothic castle was build in 1855 by one of Berlin's famous  architects of this time in the style which was then very much in vogue. The 100-acre park surrounding it was designed and built in 1821 in the style of an English country park with waterways, ponds and forest land. The castle is located within the city of Berlin near the horse racing track and the convention center, and within a short distance of Berlin's outer ring road.  Because of its location is would be well suited as a hotel. The floor space not including the basement is about 12,000 square feet. The building was used as a kindergarten until a few years ago and its structural condition is good.  All of the elaborate stucco decoration on the outside have been stripped away during the Communist era, but can easily be put back in place again. Because of it attractive price and its location, and large parcel of land, the Castle Dahlwitz-Hoppegarten is  an excellent  investment. Purchase price on request.

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 CASTLE MARTINSKIRCHEN -  This elaborate Baroque castle was built early in the 18th century by the brother of Count Bruehl, right hand adjutant to the famous Saxon King Augustus the Strong.  The castle is located in the countryside along the Elbe river, about an hours drive from Leipzig or Dresden .The outside of the castle has been historically renovated, renovation work is still necessary on the inside.  Many original features such a an elaborately painted ceiling in the ballroom still exist. The castle is set on about 4 acres of ground. The floor space of the castle is about 16,000 square feet. Two large historic barns are part of the property.  Purchase price on request.

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CASTLE  MARQUARDT - This Baroque Castle slumbers  in a fairytale park in prestigious Potsdam about 20 km distance from Berlin. The castle has an exceptional  and beautiful location in a nature park in an area of lakes and forests.  Before and early in the East German era it was a luxury hotel, but has been closed since the early 90's.  It is an exception property in an exception location ideally suited as a luxury hotel and spa. It is within easy access of Berlin and has even a schedule boat connection from the lake to the center of Berlin. More information on request.

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 CASTEL WITTENMOOR - This castle was the country estate  of the former noble family of von Alvensleben whose roots go back to the 13th century. The estate is in the state of  Sachsen-Anhalt  and was built in 1880. It consists of the Herrenhaus (castle) and a number of other building including horse barns and a riding hall. The estate is set on 50 acres of land.  All buildings need renovation. The manor is in good condition and needs only partial renovation.  It was occupied until 2007. Purchase price  and further information on request.

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LINKS TO OTHER INTERESTING CASTLE WEB SITES:     http://medievalcastles.stormthecastle.com

                                                                                                                                                     


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