Bike Touring Highlight
Two ruins, centuries-old trees and a castle park. That's not enough to persuade you to take a little break?
How about this: a cube built in the ruins of the old knight's residence, including an art exhibition? Or just a short coffee stop. Either way. Castle Weitmar in Bochum is worth a break.
December 1, 2017
"Somewhat hidden west of the house Weitmar is also the ruinous Sylvester Chapel. Their testimonies date back at least to the 13th century. The chapel was extended to a church. Due to the structure of the building of the Matthew Church in Weitmar. The Sylvester Chapel was severely damaged in the attack in 1943. Preserved are some walls of the single-nave nave, the lower part of the west tower and the choir to the east. The chapel can be visited today. "Source: ruhrgebiet-industriekultur.de/haus-weitmar.html
April 8, 2018
The Situation Kunst (for Max Imdahl) is a museum in the park of Haus Weitmar in Bochum-Weitmar with a permanent exhibition of important works of contemporary art. The building ensemble is designed so that art, architecture and nature relate to each other in a dialog.
In May 2010, another exhibition and event building was completed amid the ruins of the Weitmar house, which was destroyed in the Second World War: the so-called cube.
The cube was a project within the RUHR.2010 - European Capital of Culture and was built according to the plans of the architects Pfeiffer, Ellermann and Preckel from Münster. Since then, temporary exhibitions as well as scientific and cultural events have taken place in the cube. The international and interdisciplinary program is essentially designed by the Situation Art Foundation in cooperation with various institutes of the Ruhr University in Bochum.
January 22, 2017
The Weitmar Castle offers pieces for a relaxing break. The building and the neighboring ruin are impressive, the park next door is beautiful.
From here you can take the Springorum cycle path in the direction of Altenbochum or Dahlhausen, or the Parkband West to the Jahrhunderthalle, or down through Weitmarer Holz to the Ruhr.
April 8, 2020
In the beautiful Weitmar castle park on the edge of the Springorum cycle path, the Weitmar house invites you to take a break. This ruin of a noble residence has its origins in the 8th century, the remains of today's building probably date from the 18th century. The cube is built into the ruin, architecturally an exciting connection. Behind the castle is the entrance to the "Museum underground", in front of the castle the ruins of the chapel dedicated to St. Sylvester. A cafe in the cube shop takes care of your physical well-being during the break :-)
April 10, 2020
The palace park in Weitmar invites you to take a little trip back in time. As far back as the 11th century, a farm was mentioned in the Weitmar Castle Park, from which the first manor house, Weitmar, emerged in the second half of the 15th century. In 1592 Johann von Hasenkamp built a moated castle from Ruhr sandstone, the ruins of which can still be seen today. Today history meets modernity here and gives an unusual sight. Source: bochum-tourismus.de/bochum-entdeck/parks-und-gaerten/schlosspark-weitmar.html#c9364
April 12, 2020
In the year of the Capital of Culture 2010, a building (the "cube") was in the ruins of the aristocratic residence from the 8th / 9th Century placed inside, which is used for cultural events and exhibitions. This architectural ensemble is a prime example of how modern architecture can complement a historical building through respectful restraint and merge with it to create a completely new aesthetic quality. An architectural delicacy of the first order! (I agree.)
June 21, 2021
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