In the very heart of Erbach in the Odenwald, guests will be amazed by the residential castle of the Counts of Erbach-Erbach which exists in its current shape since 1736. The massive keep of the Hohenstaufen era rises impressively behind the castle. Together with the Market Place, the historic Town Hall (1545), the church of Erbach (1750) and the pleasure garden which has been restored in the baroque ideal, it forms a breathtaking architectural ensemble. The Counts´collections at the Castle are a museum of great significance today. Its rooms have remained in the original state of the 18th/19th century. They comprise the Knights Hall (medieval armory and weapons), the Rifle Chamber, showing the development of firearms with truly unique specimens, the Deer Gallery (ceremonial room with huge antlers) as well as the Roman rooms with busts and statues of famous Roman emperors and commanders such as Alexander the Great, Trajan, Hadrian, Titus and Claudius. Additional rooms offer insight into the daily life of nobility during the 19th century. Visitors are fascinated by a long row of representative parlours once used for the reception of guests or as the Count´s private living rooms. A treasure of utmost beauty is the Schöllenbacher Altar (1515) that can be seen at the Chapel of St. Hubertus within the Castle. The Castle has lots to offer, also - and especially - to those who are in search of a very special venue for special events, for friends or for business partners: Among the most popular are a night-time visit to the Castle with electric torches and a truly tasteful guided tour of the Counts´collections.
Tours: March - October: Monday - Friday 11/ 14/ 16 o´clock; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11/ 14/ 15/ 16 o´clock
Advent weekend: Friday - Sunday 14/ 15/ 16/ 17 o´clock
New years eve: 14 o´clock
Special guided tours by arrangement; Tours in English, French, Dutch; Event tours