Ruine Hardenstein

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Recommended by 275 out of 286 cyclists


  • Susanne

    The castle Hardenstein is a ruin on the middle Ruhr northwest of Witten-Herbede in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is enclosed by the nature reserve Hardenstein and is located near the mother valley. (Wikipedia) Burg Hardenstein was rebuilt between 1345 and 1354 as a permanent house / tower house. Under Henry (II) of Hardenberg was built between 1345 and 1354, a two-storey partially celled castle house on a rocky spur and was surrounded by moats around. (Burgfreunde Hardenstein e.V.) The association Burgfreunde Hardenstein strives for the Ergaltung. There is a legend about the dwarven king Goldemar at Burg Hardenstein. This can be read on the Internet.
    It can be reached via the Ruhrtalradweg. Of course also on Schuster's Rappen. Nearby you can translate by ferry Hardenstein. Not far from the castle ruin is the Nachtigall colliery, which is also worth a visit.

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    • September 24, 2014

  • casterix

    The castle Hardenstein is a ruin northwest of Herbede. It is surrounded by the homonymous nature reserve Hardenstein and is located near the mother valley. Until the completion of the Ruhr Valley Railway (today museum railway), the castle was located directly on the river.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Münsterland-Radler

    Very worth seeing highlight of a bike ride

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    • November 7, 2018

  • Atze

    Nice place to relax and take pictures.
    View over the Ruhr and the ferry

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Joy

    Definitely with a highlight of a bike ride. Above the castle ruin are also some trail for MTB riders.

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    • August 26, 2019

  • deti801

    The ruin can be reached either via the Muttental or with the Ruhrtal ferry

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Sebastian

    Is (almost) on the route from Hattingen in Muttental. Tables explain the history of the castle.

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Regine

    On September 9, 2018, an arch tournament with medieval arches will be held at the castle ruins. The Burgfreunde Hardenstein are happy about their visit.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • Christian Pichelmann

    A ride on the bike ferry is a highlight. Against a voluntary donation you can easily change the Ruhr side and cycle to the ruins Hardenstein.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Nice castle ruins, on the side there's much more to discover, just follow the forest path towards the mine.

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Jonas

    The ruin is always worth a visit!
    All around there are wonderful paths to explore rewarding with the bike! Of course on foot ...

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    • September 9, 2019

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


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