Lauf Castle

Local nameWenzelschloss
LocationLauf an der Pegnitz, Germany

Lauf Castle was originally a medieval fortress in the town of Lauf an der Pegnitz near Nuremberg, Germany. The German name Wenzelschloss is derived from to the present day surviving statue of Saint Wenceslas, patron saint of Czechs, on the facade of the entrance gate. The castle was built by the Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor in 1356, on the way between Prague and Nuremberg on the ruins of an older castle.

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Address 3 Am Schloß, Lauf an der Pegnitz 91207, Germany

Coordinates 49°30'35.903" N 11°16'55.411" E

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