Veynau Castle

Euskirchen, Germany

Veynau castle stands in the middle of the Veybach valley, built in 1340 to close the ring of castles around Euskirchen, and thus belonged to the Jülich castle-belt. This is a very extensive complex of buildings, comprising a main castle with Palas and two corner towers, as well as an inner fore-castle with two round towers and a very large outer fore-castle.

The castle is characterized by frequent conversions, but its original features are recognizable, so that the interesting details from the 14th century are still visible.

Dietrich Schinnenmann von Aldenhoven obtained the newly built castle in 1340 as a fiefdom of the Margrave of Jülich and reinforced it to become the strongest fort in this area. During its long history, the castle stood up to several wars, was often damaged, but always rebuilt and restored. The castle belonged to the Margrave of Jülich until 1722.

After the end of the duchy of Jülich there were continual changes of owner, until finally in 1843 the Duke von Aremberg acquired the entire estate. Today the main castle is owned by Prof. Harald, Baron von Elmendorff, who has extensively restored the castle with the aid of the State of North Rhine/Westphalia.



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Euskirchen, Germany
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Founded: 1340
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Johan Flink (15 months ago)
Very cool and nice place to see, but unfortunately everything was closed and most of it dilapidated. But if you're passing through, it's absolutely worth stopping by and checking it out.
G. Klein (2 years ago)
A very impressive moated castle with an adjacent estate. Unfortunately, the flood didn't stop here either. A viewing is not possible. The inner courtyard was also closed. Still a very interesting castle.
Julia F. (2 years ago)
Very nice moated castle, unfortunately the inner courtyard is currently closed to visitors. The surrounding countryside suffered greatly from the flood. But the castle also makes a very impressive impression from the outside, so it was worth the hike for us.
Wojciech Marian Matysik (2 years ago)
Such places should be remembered and respected. The hosts took great care in this place.
Arizona (3 years ago)
A tour around Veynau Castle with a view of it is wonderful to see. With thoughts of what it might look like inside, you let your imagination run wild. As far as you have some. A few photos after the flood disaster.
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