The Outer Courtyard
The outer courtyard can be found in front of the castle entrance. It is covered by a concrete plate in order to protect the archaeological excavation under it from weather damages. Originally, the outer courtyard showed buildings comparable to the rest of the castle. Today it is used for events like the Theatre Summer or the Romantic Christmas Market.
In the northeastern corner you will find the stump of a former castle tower, the Northeastern Tower. From there, you may access the magazines and the archaeological excavation in the basement. Due to safety reasons, this area can only be assessed in guided tours.