Hambach Castle

Niederzier, Germany

Hambach Castle was originally built in 1280 by Walram von Jülich, but it was burned down due gunpowder explosion in 1512. It was restored as a Renaissance style hunting palace in 1558-1565. The castle was confiscated by French army in 1794 and they torn down the northern tower. The castle was also damaged during the Second World War. Today it is in residential use.

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Founded: 1280
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Kim Reckfort (5 years ago)
Worth a hundred
E D (5 years ago)
Beautiful castle complex, the z. T. is renovated. Lies in a beautiful landscape.
David Wirtz (5 years ago)
Ambiente is looking for its "same". Food very tasty, large selection of good wines.
Marcel Müller (5 years ago)
Whatever I can say here as a layman .. castle sounds exciting first. But it's not like that. More ruin vs. we are building here vs. Restore .. Does not look finished. No attraction for me now. But I can be completely wrong, because of course I do not know if someone lives here or something ?!
Peter Babnik (6 years ago)
Nice fragment that can be kissed awake, interesting story e.g. the state parliament from Jülich met here around 360 years ago, sheep run free and self-determined, calm and idyllic in the castle moat, and that's a good thing (also say the residents), gladly again.
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