Wasserschloss Werdringen

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  • Willi W.

    A beautiful moated castle, whose visit is worthwhile in any case. A café offers coffee and cake in the castle courtyard. Beautifully situated in the forest. Unfortunately a bit too busy.

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    • February 9, 2017

  • Rudi Flöth

    Water castle with museum, impressive plane tree on the ring road.

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    • July 8, 2018

  • Alex von Bühren

    The Wasserschloss Werdringen is a moated castle in Hagen-Vorhalle near the Ruhr on the Harkortsee below the Kaisberg. It houses a supra-regional museum of prehistory and early history. The originally built as Wasserburg facility is located in a nature and conservation area surrounded by mature trees. In the trees and moats of the castle are rare animal and plant species. The landscape around the moated castle is well-known for its diverse amphibian fauna and numerous protected dragonfly species, including the largest dragonflies found in Central Europe. It is interesting to see the fossils of the ancestors of these amphibians and dragonflies in the Museum of Prehistory and Prehistory, which is located in the former castle complex. The surrounding area of ​​the moated castle is a historical landscape and has been one of the most important sites for fossils and archaeological finds for more than 200 years. Not far from the castle is the former Hagen-Vorhalle quarry. There, the world's oldest known flying insects in the history of the earth were discovered. They lived in the Carboniferous about 316 million years ago. At the foot of the Kaisberg in 1876 three longswords of the younger Bronze Age were found, which are among the archaeological treasures in North Rhine-Westphalia. But even the oldest modern people in Westphalia and the Ruhr area were found near the moated castle near Hohenlimburg. In the Museum of Prehistory and Early History in the water castle Werdringen numerous geological and archaeological finds from 450 million years of history of the southern Ruhr area and Sauerland are exhibited. The numerous natural and cultural monuments, the picturesque view into the Ruhr valley with the neighboring ruins of the castle Volmarstein and the castle weather as well as the Wetters Harkortturm and Freiherr-vom-Stein-Turm make Werdringen a place that is among the most attractive in North Rhine -Westphalia counts.

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    • April 26, 2017

  • Marc

    Very nice this castle in the lake. But you could make more out of it

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Tobias

    Good seating and coffee and cake offers

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Dhipp

    A beautiful place with a lot of history

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    • March 31, 2017

  • Max Volker

    Romantic moated castle, inviting you to stop and linger.
    Due to the trees that surround the castle, you do not realize that the next blocks of flats are just 500 meters away.

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Willi W.

    The moated castle is really nice to look at. In the castle garden there is a small café for the break.
    The trails around the castle are also not to be despised.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Faschy

    Beautiful moated castle with good refreshments and a small but fine museum

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    • September 29, 2019

  • Michael

    Noble residence from the 13th century with a museum worth seeing and a very cozy café.

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    • March 1, 2020

  • Olli-01

    There are delicious cakes, coffee and cold drinks here.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Johannes

    A beautiful castle with many opportunities to see the building from the side!
    At the moment there is no viewing period!

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    • September 22, 2020

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Best Hikes to Wasserschloss Werdringen

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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