Flamersheim Castle

Flamersheim, Germany

Flamersheim castle has the appearance of a baroque castle. Over many centuries it was extended to the present complex of buildings. Its origins date back to the 9th century. King Ludwig of the Germans christened his castle 'villa regia nomine Flamersheim' in 870, so that it was mentioned in records long ago.

Until the 16th century the castle was preserved on its original ground-plan, which is unrecognizable today. In the 17th century the castle was converted into a baroque country palace by the Quandt von Landskron family, who had acquired the castle through the Palandt.

After the Quandt family, the castle was privately owned for a long time. The son of an Elberfeld industrialist's widow was ennobled in 1884; his descendants are still the owners of the castle today.

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