"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.
April 15, 2021
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.Continuation:
+ 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
November 22, 2021
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