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Homburg Castle - a baroque jewelIt towers majestically over the Homburg countryside with its mixture of forest, meadows and open landscape: Homburg Castle. The facility, located 50 kilometers east of Cologne in the south of the Oberbergischer Kreis, is a popular excursion and conference destination and a place steeped in history at the same time.The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1276, but its origins are probably even further back. Archaeological finds from 1999 suggest that there was already a round tower on the castle keep in the 11th century. The castle - which today mainly serves as a cultural and historical museum under the sponsorship of the Oberbergischer Kreis - emerged from an early medieval hilltop castle of the Counts of Sayn (later Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg). Its image has changed permanently since then, in the 17th century it took on the appearance of a baroque palace, which is still characteristic today. The ensemble also includes the Red House (former tithe barn), the forester's house and the relocated buildings of the historic mill and bakery.Today, Homburg Castle is an ideal place for “culture in dialogue”. Here tradition and modernity come together, the castle with the museum and the new forum form an excellent setting for cultural events such as concerts, readings or film screenings, but also for weddings, celebrations or meetings.
August 18, 2020
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