Burg Blankenstein Hattingen

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Recommended by 166 out of 174 hikers


  • Schollimann

    Just great here. A visit to the medieval castle Blankenstein is recommended. There is also a restaurant where you can relax. Fantastic view from the castle Blankenstein over the valley.


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    • August 12, 2018

  • Julia

    "The medieval hill castle was built in the 13th century on the bare" bare stone "by the Counts of the Mark not far from the Ruhr crossing historic trade routes and served in addition to the defense and their control and monitoring.From the first expansion, the castle was completed in the 15th century In the following, however, the complex lost its importance and began to deteriorate - about 200 years after its expansion, it was even threatened with demolition, partly benefiting the house Kemnade and individual houses in the vicinity of building material from the castle Blankenstein A factory for yarn and factory buildings was erected in the now ruinous facility, which was acquired by the city of Bochum in 1922. It was renovated in the 1970s and today it is home to a castle restaurant. " Source: ruhrgebiet-industriekultur.de/blankenstein.html

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Michael Willuweit

    Beautiful half-timbered houses, small park "Der Gethmannsche Garten", castle tower Blankenstein with great views.

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    • October 30, 2018

  • Olaf

    The free climb to the tower should not be missed on the tour.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Heike

    The view is fantastic, the forest path and the path through the old streets as well!

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    High above the Ruhr towers the castle Blankenstein. From here she once ruled the Ruhr valley. The old fortress from the 13th century is now a popular destination. The keep offers the visitor a fantastic view over the Ruhr.

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    • November 28, 2019

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Best Hikes to Burg Blankenstein Hattingen

Location: Hattingen, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation140 m

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