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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D R (7 months ago)
Very nice environment with shed houses. A very neat castle.
Andrea Pramor VITAMIN Y (2 years ago)
Hückeswagen is truly a beautiful place with great people. Some work at the city administration, registry office. Our wedding went off without a hitch from planning to implementation. The communication with those responsible is very good and we were very happy about the personal address from Mr. Bodenteich. The ambience in the castle and historical wedding room is outstanding. We and our guests were enchanted. Thank you, Jörg and Andrea Pramor
O.M.B (2 years ago)
The castle is also the town hall and unfortunately not to visit. There is a museum in the castle small but nice. From the castle you can walk through the beautiful old town of Hückeswagen and enjoy the Oberbergische coziness.
W W (2 years ago)
I was only on the outside, however it is impressive. Well maintained and has a good vibe.
Silvia Müller Jaafar (2 years ago)
Sehr schöne Location.... Sehr nette Standesbeamtin Sehr zuempfelen
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