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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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. For this castle we offer a complete package to an interested buyer 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE IMPOSING CASTLE HIRSCHSTEIN towers on a hill above the river Elbe near the 1000-year old town of Meissen in the wine growing region of Saxony. In WWII the Belgian Royal Family was exiled in Castle Hirschstein. The castle is in good condition and would be ideal as a upscale hotel as it is located in a well known tourist area. The asking price depends on the use the castle will have. The price is subject to negotiations with the municipality which owns it. A picture expose is available on request. The castle is owned by the county/city and to get more details an interested buyer has to provide information of the intended use and financial ability to buy and to do the necessary restoration work.
=*** 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.
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. Contact us for further details - email@example.com Under Negotiation
CASTLE WITH FARM 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.
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.
19th Century Villa - This elegant Villa is located in an upscale suburb of the city of Leipzig. It h as been fully renovated and is move in ready. Historic elements have been preserved including a ceiling painting and valuable tiled stoves. The grounds have been landscaped and include a secluded garden. The location is ideal as a private residence or as commercial offices since its location for this use is ideal being just a few miles from the trade city of Leipzig . Asking price in in the one million euro range. Please contact us for further information
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for an expose.
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
CASTLE HOTEL IN POLAND - This 300-year old castle fully renovated and is an operating hotel and can be expanded to add a casino. It is set on 10 ha (25 acres) of grounds with many sightseeing attractions nearby. The location is 189 km south of Warsaw and near the historic city of Krakow. The castle hotel caters to international clients and the established staff all speak good English. The purchase price is 4.6 mi. euros. More details 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.
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.
BORGO DI CASTELNUOVO - This castle is located in a scenic mountain area in the Marche region of Italy about 20 miles from the resort of Rimini on the Adriatic Coast. The castle ruin, the church and all the houses except for three which are privately owned, are for sale. 10% of the property will have to remain public domain, 90% of it can be privately owned. The castle and the village date to the 12th century and are set in extremely scenic surroundings. This complex would be ideal as a hilltop because of its location near the Adriatic Coast. Additional nearby land would be suitable to establish vineyards as the area is ideally suited to grow grapes. At one time this village not only had a castle but also a great cathedral of which only the outer walls remain. It would also be suitable as a religious retreat or a seminar resort. The purchase cost in on request but will be reasonable. Renovation cost depend on what is done with it, but can be estimated at 6 to 8 million euros.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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