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Burg Nideggen

Burg Nideggen

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  • Gerd

    The castle ruins on Buntsandsteinfelsen high above the Rurtal is a real highlight of any tour to Nideggen.

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    • January 6, 2017

  • Sascha

    Castle worth seeing from the Middle Ages and landmark of the city of Nideggen. If you are interested in the history of the castle, you should make a detour to the castle museum.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Jan

    Very relaxing and beautiful. A visit and a hike to the Nideggen castle is a must for every local hiker in the region 👍🏽!

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    • March 9, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Beautifully situated on a mountain spur above the Rur
    Castle.
    The castle is home to a museum and a good restaurant.
    Absolutely worth seeing!

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Stephan N

    The original Nideggen Castle was built in the 12th century as the residence of the Counts of Jülich. After the keep was the first building of the castle to be completed between 1177 and 1190, the main gate, the defensive wall, the fountain and the two-story hall followed.
    Nideggen Castle, which was located in the strategically important border area between Monschau and Cologne, had the reputation of being impregnable in the Middle Ages. Not least because of this exposed geographical location, the castle was constantly the focus of political disputes. The castle was continuously expanded and in the 14th century received one of the largest hall buildings in the Rhineland, the feudal knight's hall.
    During the War of the Geldr Succession, however, the castle was first destroyed in 1542 by Emperor Karl V. Even after that, the castle was the victim of further attacks and an earthquake - and so the once stately castle slowly and steadily fell into disrepair. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century, in 1902, that reconstruction began and the castle was used as a local museum. During the Second World War, however, Nideggen Castle was again badly damaged and only used as a museum again after it was rebuilt in the 1950s.
    Source:
    kreis-dueren.de/burgenmuseum/Geschichte.html

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Gerda

    Spectacular round of Nideggen, especially the Felsenpassage with great views of the Rur valley

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    • November 15, 2018

  • Jan

    Particularly beautiful in midsummer!

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    • February 27, 2020

  • Adrian

    Especially recommended for a short photo session!

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    • March 19, 2020

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    This Eifel view (approx. 300 meters above sea level) on the west tower, the so-called "Damenerker", of the castle offers you a distant view over the middle Rur valley and the northern parts of the Eifel National Park in a south to north-westerly direction the plateau of the Rureifel.
    The west tower consists mainly of buildings from the 14th century and, with its large windows, served representative purposes. Inside there are the remains of a chimney, based on which it is assumed that the chambers for the female members of the count's family were also located here.
    Nideggen Castle towers over the middle Rur valley on the so-called "castle wall", which is up to 50 m high and forms the climax of the local sandstone formations. The oldest part of this mighty and imposing landmark (the keep) was built between 1177 and 1190 at the behest of Count Wilhelm II of Jülich.
    The castle museum, opened in 1979 in the keep, provides an interesting insight into life in a castle in the Middle Ages through its exhibitions.
    SOURCE: eifel-blicke.de/go/eifelblicke-detail/39.html

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    • November 4, 2018

  • Gerda

    There again, this time with the grandson. He was very enthusiastic about this rock forest

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Nic

    It is definitely worth walking around the castle. A great view!
    You can also climb the towers at the castle, the castle museum is very informative - Nideggen Castle is a real highlight! Nature and culture united.

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Stephan N

    The original Nideggen Castle was built in the 12th century as the residence of the Counts of Jülich. After the keep was the first building of the castle to be completed between 1177 and 1190, the main gate, the defensive wall, the fountain and the two-story hall followed.
    Nideggen Castle, which was located in the strategically important border area between Monschau and Cologne, had the reputation of being impregnable in the Middle Ages. Not least because of this exposed geographical location, the castle was constantly the focus of political disputes. The castle was continuously expanded and in the 14th century received one of the largest hall buildings in the Rhineland, the feudal knight's hall.
    During the War of the Geldr Succession, however, the castle was first destroyed in 1542 by Emperor Karl V. Even after that, the castle was the victim of further attacks and an earthquake - and so the once stately castle slowly and steadily fell into disrepair. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century, in 1902, that reconstruction began and the castle was used as a local museum. During the Second World War, however, Nideggen Castle was again badly damaged and only used as a museum again after it was rebuilt in the 1950s.
    Source:
    kreis-dueren.de/burgenmuseum/Geschichte.html

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Nic

    It is definitely worth to walk along here and not drive up to the castle. Fantastic way, very nice view to the castle, top view!

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Nic

    It is also worthwhile to walk to the castle - on the way you have a fantastic view.

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Karl-Heinz

    A detour to the castle is always worthwhile

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Samuel

    Very well preserved castle complex - also with a small cafe. Great view.

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    • March 25, 2020

  • Gerda

    Great views and beautiful hiking trails around Nideggen Castle

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Uwe Eichhorn

    Be aware, we're in a climbing Eldorado

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    • May 23, 2018

  • Rüdiger

    Climbing in the castle walls has not been allowed for years ☹. There are some extremely beautiful routes have been dropped. Luckily, there are other beautiful climbing rocks in the immediate vicinity. But nevertheless, the barrier of the castle walls, if overcast for good reasons, is a gross loss for climbing friends. The rock tower with the cross is the Hager Turm and I can still very vividly remember the feeling, when I was 13 or 14 years the first time on top of it ... Was something else than the monkey rock in Effels ...

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    • July 13, 2018

  • Stephan N

    Very beautiful castle located above the Rur.

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Adrian

    Beautifully preserved castle!

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    • April 25, 2020

  • Eugen Nickel

    Nice tour!
    There is also the possibility of quenching thirst and defeating hunger. 👍

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Eugen Nickel

    There is still so much to discover and get to know. This place belongs to one of them. 👍

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    • August 28, 2020

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Location: Nideggen, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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