Odenhausen Castle

Wachtberg, Germany

Odenhausen Castle was first built in the 11th century on the hill. In the Middle Ages, the fortification was expanded into a moated water castle. The castle was first mentioned in 1316. In 1560 Ludwig von Blankart converted it into a Renaissance residence.

A bridge leads across the outer moat through a Baroque gate into the farmhouse and an another bridge leads over the moat to the two-winged mansion. The portal is decorated by a coat of arms.

Since 2005, the castle is owned by the Vieten couple.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Gilly Gilaly (4 months ago)
I love it ... just heavenly
Peter Schaaf (4 months ago)
Very nice old moated castle.
Gisela Reuter-Langbehn (5 months ago)
We showed friends from Cologne to Odenhausen Castle. The entire castle complex with the park is very well maintained, a very worthwhile excursion, currently particularly worth seeing with the flowering chestnut trees and the bluebell tree.
jojo lol (5 months ago)
Was just playing tennis haha
Almut Rosebrock (6 months ago)
Very beautiful and well-kept castle and park complex. If you are lucky, there are brochures on the history and backgrounds of the castle to take away at the entrance. Thanks for that.
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