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Langenstein Castle is a Renaissance building of the sixteenth century. Today it is owned by the Douglases, descendants of the Swedish count Ludvig Douglas. It is located within the territory of Orsingen-Nenzingen, a municipality in the Hegau region near lake Constance in southern Germany

Built by the Abbey Reichenau in about 1100, the tower of the castle on the long stone ̎ looms over the spacious castle grounds. Today´s design was realised between 1570 and 1605 by the Earls of Reitenau. The best-known offspring of this family was Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolf Dietrich, the builder and designer of Salzburg as it is known today.

In 1826, the Grand Duke Ludwig of Baden bought the castle and the estates and left them to his son Earl Ludwig of Langenstein.

Due to the marriage of Ludwig of Langenstein’s sister with Earl Karl Douglas, the property passed to the Douglas family in 1872. This family originally came from Scotland and resided in Sweden from 1632. Langenstein Castle is used as the main domicile of the family today.

The Golf and Country Club Schloss Langenstein was founded in 1990

The first part of the grounds was opened in 1991 and completed in 1992. Under consultation from the Mainau administration and Hohenheim University, an extraordinarily spacious ground of approx. 110 hectares arose consisting of an 18-hole championship course and a public 9-hole practice course.

Over 600 trees, 500 fruit trees, 4,500 ornamental shrubs, 15,500 marsh hedges and flowering plants turned the area around Langenstein Castle into a parkland which withstands any comparison.

The castle also houses a Carnival Museum.

 

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•  Schloss Langenstein Country Club

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