Bladenhorst Castle

Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

Bladenhorst castle was first mentioed in 1266 as the residence of the lords of Blarnhurst lived there. At the beginning of the 14th century it became the possession of the family of Düngelen. In 1338, Rötger Düngelen made the castle available to the Duchy of Cleves to use in the event of war. Through marriage, in 1496 the castle passed to Philip of Viermünden. From 1624 to 1881 it was inherited by the Westphalian noble family of von Romberg.

The structure originally consisted of four wings. The gatehouse is the oldest part of the building, the chapel dates from 1332. The castle as it stands is in the style of the Renaissance - coming from its rebuilding between 1530 and 1584.

Today castle is still inhabited, and privately owned, consequently there are no public tours or visits, some parts of the castle are rented out to private individuals.



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

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Gośka Burda (5 months ago)
Lovely place
eugen tymoshchenko (2 years ago)
Özge Genç Sütlü (2 years ago)
A bit gloomy yet extraordinary place... Unfortunately, since it was opened to private property, it was not possible to visit and photograph the place and its surroundings. Still, it was nice to be among the greens with the ducks.
Przemysław Romańczyk (2 years ago)
Nice castle near cycling route. Unfortunately you can watch it only from a distance because it's not open for public. There's a nice big parking nearby where you can park your car.
Justin Thorpe (2 years ago)
Much is left to the imagination at Bladenhorst. It is a private building and is quite simply ‘the Bladenworst’ as they say in Leuven, KU Leuven
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