Schloss Darfeld was built in 1612-1616 by the Münster architect and sculptor Gerhard Gröninger, who brought Venetian Renaissance style to the northern Germany. The Droste family to Vischering bought the property in 1680. The house was largely destroyed in 1899 by a big fire. The reconstruction in today's form according to plans by Hermann Schaedtler lasted until 1904.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.