Kommern Castle

Mechernich, Germany

The oldest part of the Kommern Castle is the residential tower on the slope of the valley. It probably dates back to the 13th century. From the 13th century Kommern Castle was the property of the Arenberg family, who were elevated to dukes in the 17th century. The castle was never used as country seat, but was merely an administration building, as the Arenbergs' wealth was founded on mining. During the 18th century the castle's owner changed after the French invaded. They leased it to the Abels family, who acquired it in 1807. Since 1927 the castle has been privately owned, extensively restored and leased to an extended family.

The interlocking complex of buildings is concealed behind a lavish symmetrical wooden facade and the entire estate is surrounded by a magnificent park with rare trees.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Zvonko Ivanović (2 years ago)
Marc Blum (2 years ago)
Everything lied!
Karin Petermann (4 years ago)
Is worth a visit.
Margret Arends (4 years ago)
Since childhood a beautiful historical sight, which fits the old town center and belongs to it
Thomas Modzelewski (4 years ago)
A nice facility, at least what you can see from outside. A trip here is not worthwhile, however, as the castle is not open to the public. On the private terrain you are not allowed on it, so 1 point deduction from me.
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