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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Tina (9 months ago)
Place where my ex husband born,his father near to my heart because his so sweet and caring person except my ex-husband
Canan (3 years ago)
Great place
Andreas W. (3 years ago)
-Beautiful building on a beautiful site, but simply staged in an undignified manner. There are a number of less impulsive castles, for example in Poland 1000 times better represented. Boring!
Sabine Rigges (3 years ago)
Einfach wunderschön und das war?? eine tolle Standesbeamtin ???
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