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Burg Berge

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  • Manfred

    It's beautiful terrain. A light forest, smaller hills and a steep wall down to the river Dhünn. You can't see anything more today. And yet we are here in one of the most important historical places in the Bergisches Land. The first fortified ancestral seat of the Counts of Berg, Burg Berge, was built here in 1060. Today it is only a ground monument, with a little imagination you can still see the remains of the ruin. On a notice board there is a description of the castle and an attempt at reconstruction.

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    • July 14, 2021

  • Franz

    The Burg Berge in Odenthal-Altenberg was the first ancestral seat of the Dukes of Berg. On a mountain hill on the banks of the Dhünn, are the remains of the castle.

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    • February 9, 2019

  • Luther Olafson

    History of the Bergisches Land.
    Along the Bergisch foray "Grafen- und Mönchsweg" lies the place where the former ancestral seat of the Counts of Berg was in the Middle Ages, before they moved into their new ancestral seat Schloss Burg in today's Solingen.
    Unfortunately, the castle is no longer visible today. At this point, a stele reminds of the only fortification that probably contributed to the name Altenberg (the old fortress of the von Berg...). The site is now an archaeological monument and shelter for lizards.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Silvia

    The remains of the Höhenburganlage are located on a steep mountain hill on the Dhünnufer and are now protected as a Bodendenkmal. Wikipedia

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    • April 12, 2019

  • Mugglemagnet

    At this point stood the old castle of the Counts of Berg. Unfortunately, there are no wall scraps, but you can imagine how it used to look like in the past.

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    • June 8, 2019

  • DW

    Here above the Dhünn in the middle of the 11th century built, still visible in the 16th century: Berge Castle, the ancestral seat of the Counts of Berg

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Unfortunately there is not much left of the castle 😐

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Luther Olafson

    Hiking where counts and monks put their feet back in the Middle Ages. Today nothing can be seen of the castle, only the place where it stood is known. The stele shows a reconstruction of the castle. Make sure that the ground monument is now a protected area for lizards.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • luktob07

    Only an information board points to the castle complex. So here was the cradle of the Bergisches Land. The entrance to the Odenthal Zoo is not far from the historic site. The park is currently closed.

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    • April 24, 2021

  • Thorsten

    It all began here with the "Bergisches Land"

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    • November 2, 2021

  • Thorsten

    Who would have thought that such a powerful family once had their ancestral home here

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    • November 2, 2021

  • Jan

    Almost always on the street long and loud!

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Anne

    There is a detailed information board on the history at the location

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    • October 31, 2020

  • Andibonn

    If you follow the dirt tracks around the small hills next to the path, you will at least see some kind of pile of rubble. Unfortunately, there are no remains of the wall. After all, the castle was already abandoned in the 12th century and the stones of the walls were removed to erect other buildings.

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    • January 16, 2022

  • Verdammter_Tobi

    Currently closed due to Corona and renovation work!

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    • February 23, 2021

  • Netreisetagebuch

    "...The next historical highlight is not long in coming. We reach the site of the former Berge Castle. It was built in the 11th century and was..."
    Find out more about this and our circular hike at:
    netreisetagebuch.de/altenberger-dom-wandern

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    • February 6, 2022

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Location: Odenthal, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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