The beautiful water castle of Gemen near Borken was founded probably in the 9th or 10th century. The first document dates from 1274. The current appearance is a result of five essential reconstruction phases. Since 1946, the castle has been used as a youth camp under the guidance of the diocese of Münster.

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HANNELORE GENSEMEYER (KREMER) said 2 years ago
I SPEND A FEW NIGHTS ABOUT 60 YEARS AGO, UNFORGETTABE.


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Freiheit 24, Borken, Germany
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.borken.de

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Georg Sporkmann (2 years ago)
Die Burg Gemen in Borken ist sicherlich eine der außergewöhnlichsten Burgen im Münsterland. Strahlend hell glänzt das Gemäuer in der Sonne. Die mehr als 900 Jahre alte Burg Gemen wird von einer mächtigen Gräfte umgeben, deren Umrundung wunderbare verschiedene Perspektiven auf das Bauwerk eröffnet.
Lara.47 (2 years ago)
ich war dort mit meiner Konfi gruppe und hatte 2 wunderschöne Tage die Zimmer sind sehr schön die Betten sehr gemütlich
Castle Biker (3 years ago)
Grote waterburcht waar je gratis omheen kunt wandelen. Ook het parkeren op de parkeerplaats er tegen over was toen ik er was gratis. Het zou een gigantisch mooie burcht kunnen zijn, maar van dichtbij valt het op sommige punten toch tegen. Door bijvoorbeeld de witte kozijnen en de achterkant die niet echt in stijl is opgeknapt. Toch krijgt de burcht 5 sterren, omdat het publiek er omheen kan wandelen en het voor de regio toch een vrij unieke burcht is.
Bernd Feldhaus (3 years ago)
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