Erkelenz Castle

Erkelenz, Germany

Soon after the Erkelenz  was elevated to a town status in the 12th century, work began on the brick fortifications of the place. These probably consisted of basic ramparts as had been common since time immemorial for the defence of settlements. Although the castle was not documented until 1349, the town appeared to have developed under the protection of the castle.

The castle has 23 high keep, curtain walls and corner towers. It was part of larger city walls. It was badly damaged by French army in 1674.


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


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Jurate Baltus (2 years ago)
An ancient object in a very cozy park.
Tim (4 years ago)
Nice castle
Yahya Manla (5 years ago)
Jason Boynton (6 years ago)
We were there for a very well organized beer festival.
Rahmat Ali (7 years ago)
Nice views.and had fun to visit
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