Elsum Castle

Wassenberg, Germany

Schloss Elsum is a historic castle located in the Lower Rhine region of Germany. The castle was originally built in the 13th century as a fortified manor house, and it was later expanded and renovated over the centuries. The castle has a rectangular shape with four corner towers and a moat.

The interior of the castle features a variety of rooms, including a chapel, a great hall, and several bedrooms. The castle also has a wine cellar and a dungeon. In the 18th century, the castle was renovated in the Baroque style, and a new wing was added.

Elsum castle was mainly destroyed in 1945 during the Second World War and restored in the 1950s.

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

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User Reviews

Antje Debus (15 months ago)
private property. Not to visit!
Alexander Pütz (Alecko) (2 years ago)
Very romantic
Sabine Mielack (3 years ago)
Very idyllic location...
Марина Пикульченко (5 years ago)
Private property, there is no way to even go into the yard There are much more interesting and beautiful castles that you can admire from the outside.
Øyvind Killingberg (6 years ago)
Great place
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