Great landscaped and well-kept garden with water features, fountains etc. that invites you to linger. The castle cannot be visited from the inside, but a tour around the outside is definitely worth it. The new buildings were built in the same style as the old castle.
June 22, 2019
The address is: August-Thyssen-Straße 1A, 45219 Essen.
There is a small parking lot opposite the entrance area, from there it is about 10 minutes on foot. But of course it is much nicer to cycle or hike through the hilly forest landscape.
October 24, 2016
The castle, which was built between 1276 and 1289, is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1291. ...
The Landsberg family remained the lord of the castle on the Ruhr until the family died out in 1705.
In 1903, Ignatz Freiherr von Landsberg-Velen sold the now heavily dilapidated castle with the associated forest to industrialist August Thyssen, who moved from Mülnheim an der Ruhr to Landsberg after carrying out extensive renovation work.
After Thyssen died on April 4, 1926, Landsberg Castle was brought into the August Thyssen Foundation Schloss Landsberg Foundation, which had the aim of maintaining the site.
In the course of the planned use as a conference and seminar facility of Thyssen AG, Schloss Landsberg was renovated and restored from 1989 to 1992 under the supervision of the Rhenish Office for Monument Preservation.
July 19, 2019
There are many castles in the Ruhr Valley - one of them is Schloss Landsberg near Essen-Kettwig. It was built in 1276 and bought in 1903 by the great industrialist August Thyssen.
If you cross the Ruhrtal from Essen and keep to the right on the August-Thyssen-Strasse in the direction of Mülheim, a stone gate suddenly appears on the left-hand side of the road. Opposite there is enough parking space. The Schloss Landsberg itself is located in a quiet wooded area above the road - and actually already on Ratinger area.
The Castle of August Thyssen - In 1276 it was built by Count Adolph V. von Berg to fortify the Ruhr Passage. In 1903, it was acquired by the major industrialist August Thyssen. This lived here until his death in 1926. The divorced, living alone Thyssen used the house not only for recreation, but also for business meetings. Many social and private events of the industrialist took place here. Today, the castle is owned by the Thyssen Krupp Group. After the war Schloss Landsberg was initially a children's home, then it became an evangelical leisure and meeting place. The castle-like new building is now used as a training center. Unfortunately, the castle is not open to the visitor - but you can stroll in the gardens.
September 13, 2018
There are many castles in the Ruhr Valley - one of them is Landsberg Castle near Essen-Kettwig. It was built in 1276 and bought up by the industrialist August Thyssen in 1903.
Coming from Essen, cross the Ruhr Valley and keep to the right on August-Thyssen-Strasse towards Mülheim, a stone gate suddenly appears on the left side of the road. There is enough parking space opposite. The Landsberg Castle itself is located in a quiet forest area above the road - and actually in the area of Ratinger.
August Thyssen Castle - It was built in 1276 by Count Adolph V. von Berg to fortify the Ruhr crossing. The industrialist August Thyssen bought it in 1903. He lived here until his death in 1926. The divorced Thyssen, who lived alone, used the house not only for relaxation, but also for business meetings. Many social and private events of the industrialist took place here. The castle is still owned by the Thyssen-Krupp group. After the war, Landsberg Castle was initially a children's home, then it became a Protestant leisure and meeting place. The castle-like new building is used today as a training facility. Unfortunately, the castle is not open to visitors - but you can stroll in the gardens.
September 13, 2018
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