Hoepertingen Castle

Hoepertingen, Belgium

The predecessor of Hoepertingen castle was mentioned in 1476. The current castle was built by Jan-Willem van Scharenberg in the 17th century and it was restored in Classicist style in 1763. The castle is a U-shaped building with a corner tower, which is a former keep.

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Hoepertingen, Belgium
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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Karl Leenknegt (2 years ago)
Zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel. Prachtige locatie. Ideaal om uit te rusten.
Pieter Van den Bussche (2 years ago)
Mooi gelegen kasteel lzngs de fietsknooppunten. Leuk terras met zicht op het binnenplein van het kasteel. Het aanbod van dranken viel wel serieus tegen. De keuze aan bieren mag fors uitgebreid worden alsook de keuze van wijnen. Ik miste wat streekbieren en wijnen op de kaart! Voor de rest wel een ideale tussenstop!
Bie NIELANDT (2 years ago)
Een geweldige plek om te verblijven, alleen of in kleine of grotere groep. Ideaal voor de meerwaardezoeker naar rust, authentieke beleving en zorgzaamheid die menselijk en niet commercieel gericht is. Gelegen in prachtig park. De keuken is top. Gevarieerd, gezond, plaatselijk bereid door fantastische kok en keukenploeg.
Daljit Singh turna (2 years ago)
Nice place in the town
Ralf van Cruchten (4 years ago)
Nice place for orchestra to have a rehearsal weekend. Nice food, nice accommodation to make music.
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The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place. The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.