Schleiden Castle

Schleiden, Germany

Of the rectangular buildings with free-standing keep, built in the 12th century, only the remains of the east and south wings of what used to be an important castle are preserved. The alterations carried out in the 18th century, following diverse war damage, resulted in the palatial building as it can be seen today. During the Second World War the castle was seriously damaged, but was reconstructed in 1952. This construction work was carried out in a simple reduced form; only on the valley side does the castle resemble its former image. Schleiden castle today is merely the remains of what used to be a much more extensive castle complex of several buildings.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Hans-Peter Finken (2 years ago)
Very good, high-class food.
Marina Hoffmann (2 years ago)
I didn't know that there was a castle in Schleiden, I was very impressed by the location.
Jürgen Stein (2 years ago)
Great restaurant in the castle
Thekla Schneider (3 years ago)
It's really a great atmosphere, but unfortunately I had to go again. No more space.
J.A.C. G & B (3 years ago)
Formerly a castle ... first mentioned in a document in 1198 ... it is now a castle with a senior citizens' residence and a very good restaurant in the vault. The castle was destroyed in the war and rebuilt in 1951. A boarding school operated by the Oblates of St. Francis has been in the building since the reconstruction and until recent history. The students went to the municipal high school on site. The building stood empty longer after the internals were issued. The castle towers over the town in a prominent position. Next to it is the castle church, which is well worth seeing. Both are also very nice to look at from above ... visit the "Tempelchen", a lookout point above Schleiden, signposted as "Eifel-Blick". Take the L258 towards Monschau, then turn off towards Scheuren. The castle cannot be visited. You can look around and in the courtyard. You can park well and free of charge between the castle church and the castle.
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