The imposing two-part moated Burg Gudenau is the largest castle in the municipality of Wachtberg. Its grounds are a special feature, as they are the only Baroque garden under private ownership in the Rhineland.

The castle stands in a flood plain at the foot of Villip, at the confluence of the Godesberg and Arzdorf streams. Built in the early 13th century, the main castle with four wings was extended in about 1560 with extensive grounds to the rear. Additions were made here such as bays and curved roofs. In the 17th century the remarkable gardens were created under an Italian influence. A second lower castle with its imposing five-storey gate tower, a slate hipped roof and an eight-sided clock tower feature on the visible side of the castle. The main castle also possesses a Gothic bay and a round corner tower with a pointed slate dome, whilst the remaining three corner towers have Baroque domes.

The castle is under private ownership.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Heinz-Otto Lindner (19 months ago)
Nicht zu besuchen s
Harry Grabowski (2 years ago)
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Gerrit Mandt (2 years ago)
Schönes Objekt, kommt man nur nicht rein.
Uwe Bossi (2 years ago)
Das was ich gesehen habe war schon beeindruckend da diese Burg aber wieder einmal in privat Hand ist und keine Chance besteht sie zu besichtigen bzw sie näher zu betrachten ist diese Bewertung leider auch nur mit drei Sternen ausgefallen im großen Ganzen gefiel mir das Gebäude sehr gut was mir nicht gefiel war die Neubauten die auf diesem Gelände ebenfalls zu finden waren dies ist aber nur meine persönliche Meinung und wer Rechtschreibfehler findet muss diese akzeptieren da dies mit einem Sprachprogramm aufgenommen wurde das weder groß-kleinschreibung noch Satzbau kennt
Lucas Secchim Ribeiro (3 years ago)
Private property, do not enter.
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