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Ansicht Burg Hengebach

Ansicht Burg Hengebach

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Recommended by 993 out of 1034 hikers

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  • Stephan N

    Very nice castle located above Heimbach.
    The castle was first mentioned in 1106 as the property of the lords of Hengebach. The castle later fell to the Count of Jülich. In 1687 the castle fell victim to a fire. The restorations started in 1904 were destroyed in the Second World War and later resumed. The keep, the remains of the palace and the castle walls have been preserved from the original castle. The castle was rebuilt in 2009 and has been used as an art academy ever since.
    Source:
    burgenwelt.org/deutschland/hengebach/object.php

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    • December 31, 2019

  • Gerda

    Beautiful castle complex also accessible via an elevator (from the courtyard of the art academy)

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Schroedefix

    Nice place. There is even a small apartment in the tower that you can rent. Quaint ambience after a nice day of hiking at Lake Rursee. There is also a tarte flambee at the castle.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • Oliver🌍

    Hengebach Castle is located in Heimbach (Eifel), a town in the Northern Eifel, above the Rur in the Düren district, North Rhine-Westphalia.
    The Höhenburg is a 216 m above sea level that rises freely from the Rurtal. NN high mountain ridge built oval ring castle from the 12th to 14th centuries. The western courtyard of the 12th to 13th centuries with the keep / palace combination forms the core of the complex. The eastern part of the castle complex belongs to the expansion of the 14th century. These include the forecourt of the castle, the gardens and the kennel. The residential buildings on the south side above the Rur Valley, which are also set up for defense purposes, also originate from this construction phase. (Wikipedia)

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    • May 31, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    Hengebach Castle was built in the 11th century on a gray rock. It is one of the oldest buildings in the Eifel. Over the centuries, the historic walls have had an eventful history. Various rulers once lived and ruled on the fortress. The lion of the Jülich family of counts still adorns the coat of arms. The courtyard rooms with rampart and keep are accessible all year round. Source: eifel.de/go/sehenswertes-detail/burg_hengebach.html

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Jünni61

    The medieval castle, the beginnings of which date back to the 11th century, is enthroned above the Rur. It is considered a symbol of Heimbach and shapes the cityscape. The courtyard, the battlement and the castle keep are accessible all year round.

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Niklas 🥾🚲🛶🛼😀

    The small detour via the castle should be planned for every hike through Heimbach!

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    • June 21, 2021

  • Didi Schroeder

    Old castle walls with a beautiful view

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    • April 10, 2020

  • Frank

    Ran to the castle, up to the castle, over the castle. The 65 or so steps are worth it.

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    • March 30, 2021

  • DaAn

    You can also park at the castle.
    Entry to the tower is free.

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    • October 12, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Built in the 11th century, Hengebach Castle is one of the oldest medieval buildings in the Eifel and was unused for years. According to the plans of Heimbach architect Peter Holdenried, the new uses with academy, gastronomy and apartments were created in 2009. The location on a steep Slate cliffs high above the city let your gaze wander into an idyllic landscape with Rur valley, forests and dams. ... "
    kunstakademie-heimbach.de/akademie/burg.html

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Christopher

    Nice little sleepy town

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    • January 21, 2021

  • Karin 🐾 🇺🇦

    The castle lies idyllically high up on a slate rock. Nice to look at. A visit to the castle is definitely worth it. You can also rent a small apartment in the tower there.

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    • February 20, 2022

  • Outdoornik

    Beautiful castle with panoramic views

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    • March 23, 2022

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