Burg Schnellenberg

Burg Schnellenberg

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Recommended by 236 out of 241 hikers


  • WanderstypmitBart

    Historical: Built in the year 1222 high above the south bank of Attendorn on a mountain spur Cologne castle served the land security of the Duchy of Westphalia and secured the "Heidenstraße", an important military and trade route, on a direct route from Leipzig via Kassel to Cologne led and who crossed the Bigge at Attendorn. The aristocratic family "Schnellenberg" came from the knighthood in the following period until the late 16th century, most of the time with the castle. Since 1594, it has been owned by the Rhineland-Westphalian noble family Fürstenberg, which had it rebuilt and expanded in the Renaissance style. It is worth noting that one of the first youth hostels in Germany was established between 1911 and 1928 in the Upper Castle. (Sources for this article: LWL Geodaten Culture: Schlossanlage Castle Schnellenberg and the Wikipedia entries: "Castle Schnellenberg", "Schnellenberg (noble family)", "Fürstenberg (Westphalian noble family)", "Heidenstraße").

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    • August 28, 2019

  • Stefan28

    The castle can not be visited from inside.
    There is a restaurant with a small beer garden in the forecourt of the castle. This is freely accessible. From there you have a very good view of Attendorn.
    Furthermore, a hotel is housed in the castle.

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    • March 16, 2017

  • Michelle

    Great castle and a little tour worth

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    • October 23, 2018

  • Jake the hiker

    Beautiful and well-preserved hill castle near Attendorn. Definitely worth seeing!

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    • May 27, 2020

  • Andreas

    The castle is a hilltop castle above the Biggetal near the town of Attendorn ...

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    • February 20, 2017

  • Christof

    A beautiful mountain castle above the Biggetals / Attendorn. From the castle go good hiking / biking trails. A beer garden in the courtyard invites you to rest in summer.

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    • February 24, 2019

  • Volker

    Very nice castle with beer garden in the courtyard, out of season opening this only in the afternoon.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Heinz Halberstadt

    Todays hike: Attendorn-Waldenburg Bay-Chapel-Höhe Bürberg-Reper Höhe- Red Cross-Castle Schnellenberg-Attendorn. Wander away partly X24. 4 hours

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    • May 6, 2018

  • MrIdea

    Nice big castle with hotel and restaurant.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • DaAn

    You can get married there 💕

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    • October 15, 2020

  • Martin Guntermann

    Also very nice to look at in winter. Attends a crime thriller here. It is worth it

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    • February 15, 2021

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Location: Attendorn, Olpe, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation350 m

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