Hellenburg Castle Ruins

Baarland, Netherlands

Hellenburg Castle was probably built around 1300. After some renovations and additions, which took place in the 14th and 15th century, the castle got its final shape in 1450. The castle was lost as a result of a flooding caused by a storm disaster in 1477. In the 17th century nothing more remained than a ruin. These ruins were demolished in the 18th century, its stones used as building materials by the villagers of Baarland and the location of the castle was forgotten. The ruins were found accidentally in 1957. Today the foundations have been reserved.



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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Netherlands

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Florian Wolter (10 months ago)
If you pass it you can stop, but in my opinion it's not worth driving there.
Monique Dieleman (3 years ago)
I like a bit of history. Only the foundations (probably recreated) of what once should have been a castle can be seen at the site. And an information board. Pretty special. It's just a shame that it is used as a public dog toilet. Everywhere you look there are piles of dog poop ?. That really disgusts me!!!!!
Kees Kok (3 years ago)
Lovely little stop if you happen to drive by it. Wouldn't specifically visit it, because it is a little small
Andre Japink (4 years ago)
Only if you're already in the area.
N. Thiele (5 years ago)
A historic, quiet little place that invites you to linger. Access to the foundation walls is public. Here you will also find benches to rest on and an information board about the history of the Hellenburg.
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