Holzheim Castle

Heistern, Germany

Holzheim Castle dates to 1333, and its owners were vassals of the Duchy of Jülich. In the 15th to 17th centuries the manor house and gate tower were built, both of which have survived. In 1818, when the region was part of the Prussia county of Düren, the castle and its estates were sold to private buyers. In 1893 it was bought by Richard Schleicher, who also bought the nearby estate of Schönthal. The property later changed hands several times.

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Founded: 1333
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Antonio Zabatta (2 years ago)
Great building is private horse stables Can only be viewed from the outside
J.A.C. G & B (3 years ago)
The castle is privately owned and can therefore only be viewed from the outside. It's a shame, but understandable, that signs discourage you from looking at the inner courtyard. The castle looks more like a manor. The buildings have been perfectly restored and well cared for. The formerly water-fortified castle was first mentioned in a document in 1333. It has been changed and supplemented over the centuries and changed hands frequently, as can be read on the two information boards located at the gatehouse and on the wall leading to the parking lot. Today agriculture and a riding stables are operated here.
Denis Fischer (3 years ago)
Very nice complex, can only be viewed from the outside.
Markus Porell (3 years ago)
Small castle with horses, very clean. Nice destination followed by a walk. Highly recommended.
Markus Martiton (4 years ago)
If you like horses, this is the place for you. Small castle ... very nice ...
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