|March to middle of December||10 am||17 pm|
|closed on Monday
(exception: bank holiday)
|ticket||single||guided tour||guided tours for groups
(more than 13 people)
|adult||2,50 €||4,00 €||3,50 €|
|children||1,50 €||3,50 €||3,50 €|
|family||6,00 €||8,00 €|
|combination of castle, House of the Brothers Grimm, Museum Steinau|
|climbing the tower||fee|
Between 1525 and 1560 the mediaeval stronghold was changed into a fortified but homely Renaissance palace.
In 1520 the castle no longer met up to the representative and military requirements of the times. In contest with the Counts of Ysenburg-Büdingen or the Knights of Hutten it seemed necessary to modernize the castle, converting it into a self-contained and comfortable Renaissance palace which was nevertheless capable of defending itself. For this reason it could be termed as a fortified palace.
From the massive tower in the south-east there was a wide view over the town and the surrounding countryside.