Hückeswagen Castle

Hückeswagen, Germany

Hückeswagen Castle was first mentioned in 1189. In 1260 the county Hückeswagen was disposed to the counts Berg, and the Hückeswagener counts moved to Moravia. In the future the castle of the countess Margarete von Hochstaden served as a widow's seat. To constant Verpfändungen of Hückeswagen during the following centuries the name changed in 1397 into castle. During the following centuries the castle was mostly in a bad state, until it reached in 1884 at first partially in the possession of the town. Today it accommodates municipal offices and a museum of local history.

One of the most striking components of the arrangement is the donjon which is also called 'scoundrel's tower'. He was probably established in the first third of the 13th century. The oldest view of the castle of Erich Philipp Ploennies at the beginning of the 18th century shows the tower with 23 metres substantially higher than today. The reduction on two floors occurred at rebuilding and protection work at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Founded: c. 1189
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Silvia Müller Jaafar (18 months ago)
Sehr schöne Location.... Sehr nette Standesbeamtin Sehr zuempfelen
Christof Berghaus (18 months ago)
Sehr schöner Vorplatz. Man fühlt sich in einer anderen, schöneren Welt. Ein Besuch lohnt allein schon der Weg hierhin.
Sebastian C. (19 months ago)
Sehr schönes Schloss mit toller Aussicht. Für Feierlichkeiten wie Hochzeit perfekt! Gerne kommen wir auch ins Heimatmuseum.
Michael Haybach (2 years ago)
Wie soll ich neutral bewerten? ...Bin im Schatten des Schlosses aufgewachsen und lebe heute noch hier.
Rs Lost Place (3 years ago)
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