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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Marcus Schmitz (12 months ago)
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Sinisa Mrsic (16 months ago)
I am amazed with this castle...it's a shame that you can't enter inside....
Аксенова Юлия (2 years ago)
The castle is nice, but there's not much you can see, as it is privately owned and the entrance is forbidden.
Raymond Loyal (2 years ago)
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Nedal Hirzalla (3 years ago)
Such a great historical place which has been built more than 600 years ago and still amazing
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