Heimerzheim Castle

Heimerzheim, Germany

Heimerzheim castle was mentioned for the first time at the end of the 13th century, when it was built by the lords of Heimerzheim as a well-fortified moated castle. In the Baroque era the castle was converted into a residence. Today the moated castle is rented out by the family of the Baron von Boeselager as a conference and event location.

The site consists of a main castle and lower castle, with both parts of the castle based on a separate island, linked to each other by a bridge. The prestigious rooms of the main castle are hired out for celebrations as well as for sophisticated business events.

Next to the large ballroom in the lower castle are seven exclusive apartments providing overnight accommodation for visitors. The castle pavilion is a conference venue equipped with conference technology.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

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

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Engeltje 1805 (3 years ago)
Schöner Wald mit Bächlein und Rad/Wanderweg
Thorsten Herkenrath (3 years ago)
Very nice route to go here by bike
E. K. (3 years ago)
Not so nice
Jasmin S (3 years ago)
Very nice to go for a walk. Paths and benches could be better maintained, but otherwise really nice.
C Denzer (4 years ago)
A beautiful piece of nature. The river is currently being drained by reactivating silted up side arms. In the direction of Heimerzheim after Dünstekoven on the right side of the river you will find a small hill which is held by 4 trees. Just in front of it there is a dead, hollowed tree, parts of which are on the ground. Ideal for children to play and crawl through.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

The Church of the Holy Cross

The church of the former Franciscan monastery was built probably between 1515 and 1520. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. The church stands by the small stream of Raumanjoki (Rauma river).

The exact age of the Church of the Holy Cross is unknown, but it was built to serve as the monastery church of the Rauma Franciscan Friary. The monastery had been established in the early 15th century and a wooden church was built on this location around the year 1420.

The Church of the Holy Cross served the monastery until 1538, when it was abandoned for a hundred years as the Franciscan friary was disbanded in the Swedish Reformation. The church was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, when the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire.

The choir of the two-aisle grey granite church features medieval murals and frescoes. The white steeple of the church was built in 1816 and has served as a landmark for seafarers.