Broich Castle was originally erected to protect the town of Mülheim from invasion by the the Normans in the late 9th century. It is probably the oldest, still maintained Carolingian fortification in German-speaking Europe. 

The abandoned castle was rebuilt and expanded by the noblemen of Broich in the end of the 11th century. The castle survived a long and eventful history, including bloody feuds, wars, occupation and destruction.

Over 200 years ago, Broich’s most famous guest stayed there -  Luise, Queen of Prussia - as the castle was owned by her grandmother.

Today, an exhibition of the local society for history informs the visitor about these events and explains their meaning for the city Mülheim an der Ruhr. It is also a popular location for weddings, music festivals and other events.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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www.muelheim-ruhr.de

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Marcello a (16 months ago)
basic rooms, but clean and above all quiet. Friendly staff and convenient parking. Logistically comfortable.
Luigi Lo Mele (17 months ago)
Top Location
ania łatka (17 months ago)
Nice place for a walk and sightseeing in Muhlheim. Surrounded with nice park area, with good vegetarian restaurant near by.
Janine Kotze (2 years ago)
Beautiful
Ruud Mobile (3 years ago)
For years in development and that makes it a living restaurantion. Interesting historic significance. Free admission.
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