CASTLES FOR SALE

In financial difficult times when the value of stocks declines it makes good sense to invest in out-of-the-ordinary real estate. Castles and historic manor houses are high on the list with international investors. There is only a limited number of castles which can be bought and once they are 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 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 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 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. 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. For castles outside of Germany we give you the contact of the seller or seller's agent so that you can get in contact with them regarding details as we are not always updated by the owners. 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 costs range from five hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars depending on how long you want to be gone.  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 o rely on money coming from real estate you may want to sell to buy a castle, wait until you have sold your real estate otherwise the castle may be not available when you eventually get 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 deposit the full purchase price plus 3.5 to 5% property purchase tax, 19%VAT if the castle is for private use and pay 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.

E.) You have to hire a Baumeister (general contractor) to start the renovation process. At this point we can introduce you to local firms who can handle this.  

G. 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. 

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE 
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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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 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.

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 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.


                                                                                           



 **** CASTLE SCHOENWOELKAU near the city of Leipzig and within easy reach of the Leipzig-Halle International Airport and of the city. 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 informaion and a picture expose at: contact@poshjourneys.com

     

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COUNTRY ESTATE NEAR BERLIN ON 250,000 ACRES - This is one of the rare estates with a huge amount of land. The estate is a game reserve (red deer) and breeding farm. There is also a game-fence construction company that is included in the sale, both businesses generate a good income. Among the estate buildings is a renovated manor house and a renovated stable which would be ideal as a small hotel. The purchase price is 2.9 mil. Euros, including the game breeding center, without the breeding center the asking price is 1.9 mi. Euros. . Contact us for further information. 

   

 

 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.

   

ESTATE NEAR PRAGUE - This Castle was built at the end of the 16th century, the two wings, built around a courtyard and fountain, were added between 1750 and 1850. The castle estate has several other buildings with it, stables and farm buildings. Municipal utilities (water and sewer) are there to be hooked up. The castle also has its own deep well.  The building is in good condition but needs cosmetic renovation on the outside and modernization and renovation on the inside.  The roof is near new. Total floor space is about 36,000 square feet, the castle itself has about 15,000 square feet. The grounds are 4 acres. The purchase price is 600,000 Dollars.

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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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19TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE NEAR PRAGUE -  The manor house was built by a wealthy industrialist in the second half of the 19th century on a sizable plot of land fronting the Elbe River.  A barn and stables are part of the estate. The partially walled with fruit and shade trees. In 1996 new plumbing, electric lines and utilities were installed as well as other repairs were made on the interior. The basic structure is in good condition but needs interior renovation and all over updating. The manor is located some 20-miles from the city of Prague. Due to its proximity to Prague an ideal use would be upscale condos or apartments. The purchase price is 180,000 euros. Renovation cost can be quoted on request. Contact us at: contact@poshjourneys.com for an expose. 

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  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

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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 12 ha (25 acres) of parkland with ponds, gardens and orchards, Beyond the park are 300+ ha, about 750 acres of forest of valuable forest land which in itself represents a good investment. The castle would be ideal as a winery having plenty of land to plant a vineyard (mostly suited for white wines)  Purchase price is on request.

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HOUSE MARGARETENWIESE - This house was built at the beginning of the century as a summer retreat for a wealthy Dresden merchant family. It is located in southern Saxony in a small village the mountains of the Erzgebirge. Nearby are mountain trails and lakes and one of Europe's international renowned Bobsled tracks. The house is set on 2.3 acres at an elevation of 1500 feet on a hillside above the village overlooking the wooded mountains of the eastern Erzgebirge.  The house has about 13,000 square feet of floor space. Utilities, water and sewer are municipal lines. The heating system is natural gas. Driving distance to Dresden and to the Dresden Airport is about 45 minutes. The Czech Republic is a short 25 minute drive away.  Prague can be reached in about two hours. The House Margaretenwiese has been a small holiday hotel until the 90's. I would be well suited as a B&B, a holiday apartment complex or as a restaurant. The asking price is 100.000.00 euros.

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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 GROSSKMEHLEN - This prestigious, large Renaissance castle set on the edge of a small town some 45 minutes from Dresden and only a few kilometers from the Autobahn to Berlin (Berlin is two hours away by car) has been for renovated on the outside, the inside still required renovation. The present structure dates to the early 1700's, but has much older roots.  A hunting lodge and several barns original in their core are part of the property which includes about 8 acres of ground. Purchase and renovation are estimated to run about 3 to 4 million Euros.

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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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