Kleeburg Castle

Euskirchen, Germany

Kleeburg castle in Weidesheim is a jewel among the Erft castles, with its red-and-yellow window-shutters. This two-part castle, surrounded by a moat, has a large fortified fore-castle and massive brick towers. It was built probably in the 14th century and documented first time in 1393.

Visitors are only able to see the fore-castle. One can only gain entrance over a little drawbridge. Today the main castle is small but unique. After a fire in 1938 the rooms of the upper storey were rebuilt according to the original design.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Thorsten Rommersbach (15 months ago)
Super nice place.
nini181271 (20 months ago)
A great location for a break. Lovingly managed and wonderfully furnished. I'm absolutely thrilled. If I ever get married, I will definitely do it at the Kleeburg. But it's also wonderful here just for a weekend.
michael sens (21 months ago)
Really nice there with a nice host
Günter Tyra (Günniessen) (2 years ago)
Nice, small and picturesque castle complex. We had a gable room that offered a view of the moat from two sides. Sitting at the table you could watch the ducks. The host prepared the good breakfast in a room with an ambience that was adapted to the location. He recommends worthwhile excursion destinations and restaurants for dinner. In the evening the castle and the outer bailey are illuminated and offer a great sight, especially in the run-up to Christmas.
Clara Nicol (2 years ago)
Magnificent hotel, out of time. Quality breakfast. Boss (Michael) adorable and warm welcome. Experience to renew!
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