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Location Schwarzenau - View to the manor house
The Schwarzenau manor house has an eventful history. In the years around 1700 the then reigning Count Henrich Albrecht zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein had moved his court from Laasphe to Schwarzenau. Influenced by his parental home, he made the place a center of pietistic piety and religious tolerance by allowing many religious refugees to move to the county.
In 1788 the manor house was extended. It also served the family zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein as a summer residence, widow's seat and hunting lodge. The farm buildings along the road, which date back to the early 18th century, also belong to the estate directly on the Eder. In between you find a park with mighty old trees.
Today the estate is privately owned by Bernhart Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein. The family history of the widely ramified princely house can be traced back to the 12th century. Today the ancestral seat is Wittgenstein Castle near Bad Laasphe.