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Castle Neu Leonroth

VR glasses compatible (e.g. Quest 3)


If you visit the Neu-Leonroth castle ruins at the right time - spring in sunny, warm weather - you can be surprised by this romantic and enchanted place. Almost like a fairytale, there is thick ivy growing up all the walls, narrow, open forest paths lead through the complex, the forest floor is overgrown with green, ferns rise up between them. The ruins are freely accessible without restrictions.

Small information about the structure of the building is provided in some corners of the virtual tour (as usual, best done on a PC and with headphones or, even better, with VR glasses). For more information about the history and construction, see the web links below. The tour covers almost every area. Smaller improvements such as a map will follow in the future.

Help for the tour

The virtual tour is best experienced in full screen (double click on the image or click on the button at the bottom right), on a large PC monitor with headphones or speakers. Simple reconstructions of the former building structure become visible under the mouse cursor (or when touching the touchscreen). Small details are pointed out using information symbols.
At the top right, an orientation plan and/or a map can be activated, at the right edge the music can be set to mute, a compass can be hidden or shown and switched to English.
If you activate the home button at the top of the screen, you get to the aerial photo/overview and back again.
The tour, like all the others, can be experienced with VR glasses such as a Quest 3. Without additional software – simply enter the URL of this page in the browser of the glasses, activate the VR button that is then visible there – done.

Neu-Leonroth 2024. Shown here is the fortifications of the main gate and the ditch in front of the northern curtain wall.
The castle around 1680 after Georg Matthäus Vischer. The presentation doesn't really do the building justice. It seems too small. The extensive late Gothic outer bailey (left in the picture) is shown here more like a large garden. A semicircular tower of the northern outer wall and its ditch (at the front of the picture) are missing, as is the neck ditch on the right in front of the main building. The main gate does not directly connect to the main castle, but is connected to it via a defensive wall that rises steeply up the slope. The reason for this is not a later expansion after 1680. At that time the fortress was still intact but possibly already abandoned.
In other words – the proportions and many details are not correct.
The part of the building at the right end (west) with the narrow side facing the viewer is the main residential unit, and the chapel would be located at the back left.

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