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Schloss Laach

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  • Stefan

    Schloss Laach is a stately villa in Monheim am Rhein in the district of Mettmann and stands on the bottom of the Laacher Hof, whose management has been proven since the 13th century

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    • October 13, 2017

  • RALF G. 🚲🍀

    "Schloss Laach is a stately villa in Monheim am Rhein in the Mettmann district and stands on the grounds of the Laacher Hof, whose management has been documented since the 13th century.
    The Laacher Hof was acquired in 1886 by Arthur Freiherr von Eppinghoven, who in 1909 turned it over to the mayor and pastor of Dinslaken
    resold. From this, the court went to Clemens August Engels (1885–1941) in 1910, who had Laach Castle built in 1911 (according to another source, 1910). From 1932 to 1938 the palace was owned by the Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen.
    (Source Wikipedia)

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    • April 15, 2021

  • Janett

    Nice castle, unfortunately privately owned, so you can't get any closer.

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Origin of name and origin
    Laach Castle and the Laacher Hof are located in the middle of the flood clay floors of an old arm of the Rhine. The name “Laach” probably originates from the specific geological location on an old arm of the Rhine: Flood clay soils guaranteed good yields. In addition, the courtyard image in the lowlands was enlivened by a lake-like body of water. The courtyard and castle may have been named after this “Lahha” (old German name for “puddle” or “lake”). However, in ancient times the water surface must have been much larger. Remnants of it have been preserved to the west of the palace and courtyard to this day. The Laacher See, which is adjacent to the property today, was created in the 1970s through gravel and later renaturation in a nature reserve.
    The Laacher Hof in the Middle Ages
    The history of Schloss Laach is based on the history of the Laacher Hof. This leads back over a period of 800 years to the Middle Ages, because in the chronicle (State Archives Düsseldorf) this is mentioned as early as the 12th century. The Laacher Hof was a cloister property of the Cistercian Abbey of Altenberg from 1259 to 1803. The abbey, founded in 1133, had numerous agricultural estates in the Bergisches Land under management until secularization in 1803.
    + Castle construction and architectural style
    + Meaning of the coat of arms
    + The exchange of the brothers Engels
    + Separation of courtyard and castle
    + The 30s and the second world war
    + From hospital to old people's home
    + The modern age: from the advertising agency to a new shine
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    • November 22, 2021

  • Lutz

    The "castle" was built around 1910. At times it belonged to the Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen. Today converted to condominiums.

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    • January 6, 2022

  • ram-soft

    Private apartments with their own park. That would be something.

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    • January 26, 2020

  • Jake the hiker

    Beautiful building in a beautiful landscape

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    • 7 days ago

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Location: Monheim am Rhein, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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