Großbüllesheim Castle

Euskirchen, Germany

Großbüllesheim Castle was first mentioned in records in 1402, in the fiefdom of the Duke of Jülich, enfeoffed to Reymer Spies von Büllesheim, whose descendants still flourish today as the Barons Spies von Büllesheim. Büllesheim castle was originally built in two parts next to a weir, as a knight's country seat. Of this only the gate-tower of the residential house remains, built onto the fore-castle. The fore-castle itself has undergone no major changes in 350 years, apart from minor renovation work. The buildings of the main castle preserved till today date back to the 17th century and underwent major transformations in the 19th century, so that now Büllesheim castle is no longer recognizable as the main castle. The moat is no longer visible, either, as it dried out and was filled in with sand and earth.

The castle was in the fiefdom of the Duke of Jülich until 1802, when the last Duke of Jülich, Ludwig von Brempt, died. From then on, it was no longer the country seat and rapidly fell into disrepair. Today only the three-winged fore-castle has been preserved. In 1867 the estate was bought by the Nettekoven family, who divided the land and farm and constructed a second residential house in 1886, so that now there are two distinct farms, separated by a wall.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Lucas Meskes (2 years ago)
Frithjof J (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle, beautiful nature! However, the owner of this property is not out for tourists! As a hiker, 250 m in front of his property, the owner chases the property away with extremely insulting words. According to his words, we weren't the only ones who wanted to see the castle there. Where we had left the property on the other side, barbed wire was stretched out where people and animals could get injured. Only here was a sign pointed out to the private property. A normal goal belongs here.
Mimi Miki (4 years ago)
Beautiful and atmospheric
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