High Palace

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In 1269 the first castle was built by Duke Ludwig of Bavaria on the hill above the monastery, but only a few years later it passed into the possession of the Augsburg bishops. In the late Middle Ages, from 1486 to 1503, the Hohes Schloss, or High Palace, was built up into the complex that can still be seen today. It was commissioned by the Augsburg Prince-Bishop Frederick II of Zollern, who, like his successors or illustrious guests, enjoyed using the castle for a summer holiday. Otherwise it was the Bishop's superintendent who resided and officiated here. In the Thirty Years' War the entire Augsburg Bishop's Court fled to it to escape the advancing Swedes.

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