Whenever Germany comes up, the default topics up for discussion are great beer, cars, and their love for meat.
Just like any other place in the word, Germany houses a haunted place that was supposed to be a safe haven for travelers but it turned out one of the scariest castles on Earth because of its history.
A photo of the Wolfsegg Castle from afar. (Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsegg,_Bavaria)
History Of Wolfsegg Castle
Wolfsegg Castle is located 15 kilometers to the north-west of Regensburg, a Bavarian city on the Danube River in southeast Germany. Regensburg is known for its well-preserved medieval architectures that is why the Wolfsegg Castle remains standing to this day.
According to the most recent study as to how long the Wolfsegg Castle has been up, some parts were said to be present since 1278. The castle got bigger and underwent changes during the 16th and 19th century. Per the facts concerning Wolfsegg Castle, it housed a lot of aristocratic families.
The Legend Of Wolfsegg Castle
According to the stories about the Wolfsegg Castle, one of the families that occupied it became the reason why it is now haunted. Sometime in the 1500s, the castle was occupied by Graefin Klara von Helfenstein and her husband Ulrich von Laaber. The husband did not stay often at home because he was always away for business or military missions. Because of this, the wife employed a man to protect her or help her around if problems occurred.
Graefin Klara von Helfenstein in an undated photo. (Link: https://aminoapps.com/c/paranormal/page/blog/the-haunted-burg-wolfsegg-castle/qkjP_MKGFRuo62ZvZNDLd8wNz1rEb1eKL7)
The man that she chose to help her was Georg Moller. However, Klara and Georg developed something more instead of just having an employer-employee relationship. Legend claims that the two had an affair a little after she hired him. Eventually, Laaber knew about it so he hired two young farmers to kill Klara. Indeed, Klara had been killed. Later, the Laaber and their two children, both males, also died. There aren’t any information as to their death. Others claim that Laaber and his two sons could have been killed by Georg or the ghost of Klara. After Klara’s death, she reportedly haunted the Wolfsegg Castle and she is still seen and felt to this day.
Klara has since been dubbed as the lady in white because she haunts the castle wearing a white dress. Some claim that Klara is responsible for moving things around the castle violently.
As for Georg, the stories claimed that he walked into the forest that surrounded the castle and was never seen again.
A Strange Hole Near The Castle
Around 100 yard from the castle and into the woods is a cave or a hole that is said to be so dark that people near the area never tried exploring it. Some say that strange odor and noises are smelled and heard from “The Hole.” Sometimes, people hear grunting or just breathing coming from “The Hole.” Villagers reportedly warn tourists that if they go near “The Hole,” they will disappear and will never be seen again.
A photo of the woods near Wolfsegg Castle. (Link: https://aminoapps.com/c/paranormal/page/blog/the-haunted-burg-wolfsegg-castle/qkjP_MKGFRuo62ZvZNDLd8wNz1rEb1eKL7)
Some people who wanted to see what was really inside “The Hole” uncovered bones that were scattered around the ground. Some were just a few years old while others were more than a hundred years old.
Scientists, who also wanted answers regarding “The Hole,” believe that an animal lives there and used the cave as a home. The group of scientists went in and recovered some of the bones. After examination, it was found out that the bones were from animals.
Although the Wolfsegg Castle is easy to locate, “The Hole” won’t be a walk in the park. Locals won’t lead you right where it is because of the supposed real stories of disappearing people whenever they get close to the cave.
The Wolfsegg Castle Today
The Wolfsegg Castle was used as a school and a living quarter for teachers in the past. It was also used as a place where poor families were accommodated for free.
Sometime in 1933, Georg Rauchenberger from Regensburg bought the residential tract and the courtyard. In 1970, he entrusted the Wolfsegg Castle to someone. After the renovations from 1986 to 1989, it became available for viewing to the public.