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Burgruine Neu-Isenburg

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  • Thomas

    The Neue Isenburg is a ruined castle in the Bredeney district of Essen and was named after the Hattinger Isenburg, which was destroyed in 1226.
    The complex consists of an outer bailey and a core bailey, which are separated from each other by a wide moat. The former drawbridge, which used to be the only way to access the main castle, is now being replaced by a modern wooden bridge.

    From the castle you also have a beautiful view of the Baldeneysee. The ruin is freely accessible and can be visited free of charge.

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    • February 24, 2016

  • ThomasB

    The view is really nice. In the sunshine you have to fight backlight in the morning.

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    • January 22, 2017

  • Oliver

    The Isenburg (New Isenburg) is a ruined castle in the Essen district Bredeney. It was once named after the Hattinger Isenburg, which was destroyed in 1226. The complex was built around 1240 by Count Dietrich von Altena-Isenberg on a 150 m high mountain spur of the Brembergs above the Ruhr. The rocky castle area is bordered on the east and west by deep stream valleys and on the south side by a steep slope to Baldeneysee. The castle was thus easy to defend and also had a strategic location near the Kölnische Straße and the Hellweg. But only 48 years after its construction, the castle was already destroyed again and then fell into a ruin.

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    • March 21, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Isenburg (New Isenburg) is a ruined castle in the Essen district Bredeney. It was once named after the Hattinger Isenburg, which was destroyed in 1226. The complex was built around 1240 by Count Dietrich von Altena-Isenberg on a 150 m high mountain spur of the Brembergs above the Ruhr. The rocky castle area is bordered to the east and west by deep stream valleys and on the south side by a steep slope to Baldeneysee. The castle was thus easy to defend and also had a strategic location near the Kölnische Straße and the Hellweg. But only 48 years after its construction, the castle was already destroyed again and then fell into a ruin.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • M𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕟

    Baldeneysteig-Seitenblick ruin Neu-Isenburg
    A small loop that lies directly on the Baldeneystig and can therefore be included in the tour.

    The remains of the medieval Isenburg tower on a rocky spur high above the Baldeneysee. 750 years ago it was one of the largest and most important fortifications in the region, from where the Essen area was dominated.
    The entire castle complex is under building and monument protection and is owned by the city of Essen.

    In September 2002, a historical adventure trail was opened on the castle grounds, which gives visitors information on six information boards about the history and life of the castle and its inhabitants.
    (see essen.de)

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    • July 18, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Isenburg:
    The remains of the medieval Isenburg tower on a rocky spur high above the Baldeneysee. 750 years ago it was one of the largest and most important fortifications in the region, from where the Essen area was dominated. After the destruction of the Isenburg in Hattingen and the execution of Count Friedrich because of an attack in which Archbishop Engelbert of Cologne was killed, his son Dietrich von Isenberg built the Essen complex around 1240 in order to preserve his father's extensive legacy in the area of wealthy abbeys Reclaiming food and being. His hopes were dashed when the Archbishop of Cologne conquered Isenburg in 1244. After only about half a century, the castle was captured by the Count von der Mark in 1288, destroyed and never rebuilt. The ruin fell into disrepair over the years and was overgrown by the forest. Only about 70 years ago were larger parts excavated and made accessible.

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    • February 19, 2018

  • Scholtix

    The remains of a castle from the 13th century. In addition, a wonderful view over the Baldeneysee.

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Dani

    Beautiful view of the Baldeneysee

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Taya

    A nice and quiet place. The ruin is not much to see, but the remaining walls make a nice picture!

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    • November 3, 2018

  • Felix

    Castle ruins from the middle of the 13th century. Biggest plant in the region. Fore and main castle. Good explanation boards. Only the main castle is recognizable preserved. The plant was destroyed despite its power already after 45 years due to regional power struggles.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • ThomasB

    From here you have a nice view over the Ruhr.

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    • March 30, 2019

  • 🐾Maureen & die Chihuahuas🐾

    Well-preserved ruin, with a great story behind it .. it's worth a trip.

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    • February 22, 2021

  • D.Klockhaus 🇩🇪

    Isenburg, ruin of the old castle

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    • August 24, 2018

  • Rainer

    Great view of Lake Baldeney

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Sebastian Fischer

    More information about the castle can be found at de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neue_Isenburg

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Jansi

    Great views from up here

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    • October 15, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Around 1240, Count Dietrich von Altena-Isenberg erected a castle at a strategically favorable location high above the Ruhr, which went down in history as Neu-Isenburg to distinguish it from the older Hattinger Isenburg. The proud fortress did not have a long life, 48 years after its construction the Neu-Isenburg was destroyed in the course of a feud. During an excavation from 1927, the Ruhr Museum - at that time still the Ruhrland Museum - unearthed the ruins that are still visible today.

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    • May 15, 2020

  • slueart

    Very nice for trips with children, a little bit of adventure.

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    • May 15, 2020

  • slueart

    Always worthwhile for an exciting excursion with young and old children. A touch of adventure in the old walls.
    Very nice starting point for terrain games like scavenger hunts or the like.
    Take garbage with you!

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    • May 15, 2020

  • slueart

    Always worthwhile for an exciting excursion with young and old children. A touch of adventure in the old walls.
    Very nice starting point for terrain games like scavenger hunts or the like.
    Take garbage with you!

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    • May 15, 2020

  • slueart

    Always worthwhile for an exciting excursion with young and old children. A touch of adventure in the old walls.
    Very nice starting point for terrain games like scavenger hunts or the like.
    Take garbage with you!

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Hi 🙋🏼‍♂️👀

    Worth seeing ruin with various, interesting information boards.

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Hi 🙋🏼‍♂️👀

    Can only confirm the other recommendations. Nice hiking destination!

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    • June 11, 2020


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