State Germany
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Thuringia
District level (LAU1) Saale- Orla Kreis
Municipality (LAU2) Kospoda
Connection to traffic network Proximity to highway A9: 13 km
Proximity to highway A4: 26 km

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • Idyllic and original character, equipment and park in good preservation
  • Restoration requirement low, heritage-protected area
  • Creation of an brochure and active marketing measures at the EXPO REAL in Munich by LEG Thüringen

Brief description of site and current use

Rehabilitation of the neo-renaissance mansion in Kospoda by measures to increase demands

This object was built 1903 and has a turbulent history of chance of owner and building alterations. It got its appearance in the style of neo-renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century.

The mansion was used as a convalescent home for children and as a residential home for disabled persons. After the relocation of the residential home the mansion and the summer house were out of use.

This mansion is a collector´s item and is suitable for just a limited user layer. It was therefore important to compile informations about this special property and to make them accessible for interested parties.

By the activities of the LEG Thüringen in the model project for valorization of brownfields in the administrative district Greiz and Saale-Orla the revitalization of the mansion was possible. The used strategy involved the issue of an appealing brochure with multitudinous pictures, preparatory land use plan, informations about structural conditions and floor plans. Partner in sponsoring was the Kreissparkasse Saale-Orla.

The brochure had a circulation of 500 copies and was spread on the property fair EXPO REAL in Munich. Additionally the sale of the mansion was put out to tender. The owner was enabled to place the property on the market appropriate. The mansion was alienated 2009 to a Dutch building contractor and functions now as the home for his family, as a rental property and as a place for cultural events. By this it gets back its former glory.

Original use – basic description

Original use Castle of Kospoda
Area 34.476 m²
Type of site landscape

Current state – basic description

Current use Castle of Kospoda
% of built-up area 100%
State of Environment After complete decontamination
New use from 2010
Total costs 900.000 € + revitalization costs
Owner of site private

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site County of Saale-Orla
Local public administration

Municipality of Kospoda

Ortsstr. 19

 07806 Kospoda

Investors participating at redevelopment The Free State of Thuringia
NGOs No NGOs involved

Source of information