Kommende Ramersdorf Castle

Bonn, Germany

Kommende Ramersdorf was established in 1230 as one of the over 300 commanderies of the Teutonic Knights following the crusades. The Georgian chapel , which had been preserved, was built between 1220 and 1230. In the 13th and 14th centuries the commanders of the Ramersdorf were mostly Rhenish nobles, ministerial and urban patricians. After a fire in 1842, the entire complex was rebuilt in Neo-Gothic style. Today Ramensdorf is a hotel.

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Founded: 1842
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Dominic Siedhoff (16 months ago)
Great hotel when you like castles
Elina Laivera (18 months ago)
Attended a wedding there. Wonderful place for such romantic events. Like out of a fairytale
Karim Leukel (2 years ago)
A very nice and romantic Castle where couples can marry
Sonky D (2 years ago)
Nice surroundngs. Friendly personal. Good food
Alexander Marten (2 years ago)
Went here for lunch with business partners. Really nice terrace, great view, friendly service. The fish however wasn't cleaned well (still some entrails under the filet, prepared by the waiter...) and for a restaurant with this price range, that is a no-go.
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