castle ruin burgschwalbach.


65558 Burgschwalbach

55116 Mainz (DE)

For more than 100 years, the listed castle ruins of Burgschwalbach have been used for leisure, festivities and historical education. In the sense of a contemporary orientation, ideas for surroundings and pedestrian and traffic connections from the village to the castle are to be developed. On the other hand, the feasible, creative implementation of the newly developed utilisation concept for gastronomy, events and building history mediation is to be presented in an attractive and high-quality way that is appropriate for the preservation of historical monuments.

Project category

Design implementation of new utilisation concept


LBB Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung Rheinland Pfalz

Planning period





Competition complete


Project director: Thomas Schwed
Project leader: Claudiu Silvestru
Project team: Clemens Aniser, Burak Genc

In Cooperation with Arch. DI Toifel ZT GmbH

Consultants and specialist planners

Open space planning: Land in Sicht, Thomas Proksch


The concept envisages a new, pedestrian main entrance from the town centre to the castle complex. In the north, a meadow will be created as a festival and event area and a playground. In the castle, a new development core, which is designed as a minimally invasive constructive intervention, enables barrier-free accessibility and connection of the most important interior and exterior areas. This allows central interior spaces to be opened up and allows generous and flexibly usable and divisible gastronomy and event zones. The tour through the interior and exterior spaces of the building ensemble is staged in an interplay of introverted and spacious rooms with a view through differently difficult paths through inner courtyards and interiors. The roof, which can be reached barrier-free, provides a wide view even for visitors with limited mobility.

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