The History of Abandoned
The first mention of a fortress on the site is in the Chronicle of the Teutonic Knights in 1258. The order established its first castle there in approximately 1270, on the site of an ancient Prussian fortification and trading place called Shoken.
The original building of Schaaken Castle was wooden; beginning in 1328 it was rebuilt in stone. In 1525, when the holdings of the Teutonic Order were secularised, it became a ducal seat. Schaaken castle was destroyed by fire in 1606 and partially rebuilt.
In the first third of the 19th century, the residential building of the Schaaken castle was remodeled in a Romantic Gothic style, with a new roof and slender corner towers. The kitchen building, the underground vaults, and the stone ring wall remained largely unchanged.
Since 1918 Schaaken and its lands became the property of the state and were rented out until 1945. The castle was not damaged during military operations in 1945. Since the end of 1945 in the castle was a shelter for German orphans, which lasted until 1947.
Then the castle was given for the house and outbuildings used for domestic purposes. A collective farm stable was settled on its territory and existed until the early 1960s. In 2011 the castle was given to the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2012 was a fire there.
Photos of the Abandoned
How To Get To Schaaken Castle
You can take a tour of Schaaken Castle, Russia to visit the historic sites in Nekrasovo. Or you may reach the location by following coordinates:
Abandoned Shaaken Castle on Google Maps.