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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.
September 24, 2014
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.
May 25, 2018
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