Ruine Hohensyburg

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  • Andreas Platzl

    The ruins Hohensyburg is definitely worth a visit. As a hiker I enjoyed the view over Hagen and the Hengsteysee. As a contrast, the casino is not far away. I've already found my luck while enjoying the great view.

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    • October 14, 2016

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    North of the Hengsteysee, the ruins of the Hohensyburg tower almost 100 meters above the valley of the Ruhr. Probably already in pre-Roman times originated on the mountain plateau a Saxon Wallburg. In 775, the "Sigiburg" was conquered by Charlemagne and converted into a stronghold against the Saxons. From this plant are still traces in the area. Around 1100, the Wallburg was built by a new castle from Ruhr sandstone, allegedly by Emperor Henry IV. Their remains are still present today. In the midst of this ruin, the municipality of Syburg built a war memorial in 1925 to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. West of the castle ruins, a tower was built in 1857 in honor of the first Westphalian president Baron Ludwig von Vincke, who was the owner of the castle from 1810 to 1844. The building is today a lookout tower.

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    • January 9, 2019

  • Traveler

    Offering grand views across the valley, the Hohensyburg, also called Sigiburg or Syburg, is located on the 245 meter high Syberg above the confluence of the Ruhr and Lenne which form the artificial Hengsteysee in southern Dortmund's Syburg district. Nearby are the natural stage Hohensyburg (since 1952) and the Hohensyburg casino (since 1985). The Ruhr escarpment Hohensyburg is a recognized and protected nature reserve. The Syburg Bergbauweg presents relics of modern mining.
    The construction of the stone Syburg (Hohensyburg) in 1150 is based on earlier castles dating back to 700AD. It was a hilltop castle for Cologne archbishops in the context of the colonization in the 12th century. In 1235 the lords of of Syberg are first mentioned as Cologne ministerials.
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    • December 12, 2016

  • Fcl

    In the nearby church of St. Peter, which dates back to the 8th century. and Charlemagne goes back, there is a beautiful pilgrim temple

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    • January 1, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    North of the Hengsteysee, the ruins of the Hohensyburg tower almost 100 meters above the valley of the Ruhr. Probably already in pre-Roman times originated on the mountain plateau a Saxon Wallburg. In 775, the "Sigiburg" was conquered by Charlemagne and converted into a stronghold against the Saxons. From this plant are still traces in the area. Around 1100, the Wallburg was built by a new castle from Ruhr sandstone, allegedly by Emperor Henry IV. Their remains are still present today. In the midst of this ruin, the municipality of Syburg built a war memorial in 1925 to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. West of the castle ruins, a tower was built in 1857 in honor of the first Westphalian president Baron Ludwig von Vincke, who was the owner of the castle from 1810 to 1844. The building is today a lookout tower.

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    • April 17, 2019

  • buskultur

    Nice ruin with great view.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • buskultur

    The Hohensyburg, also called Sigiburg or Syburg, is located on the Syberg above the confluence of Ruhr and Lenne in the artificially created Hengsteysee in the southern district of Syburg in Dortmund. The Hohensyburg is a popular destination. Nearby are since 1952 the natural stage Hohensyburg and since 1985 additionally the casino Hohensyburg. The environment is designated and protected as a nature reserve Ruhrsteilhänge Hohensyburg. The Syburger Bergbauweg opens up relics of modern mining.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Jonas

    A nice ruin. Is still very well preserved for a ruin is worth a visit.

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    • April 6, 2017

  • Pruemmel

    Castle ruins are always worthwhile. Great view!

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    • November 1, 2018

  • Manfred

    Between the ruins and the monument, a steep Roman path goes down to the lake.

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    • January 29, 2019

  • micha.harnau

    Great destination in a great area and Scenic very nice location, very worthwhile ..

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Pottkind

    This place has always had something magical for me. Here you can take great pictures.

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    • April 17, 2019

  • 🇸𝘃𝗲𝗻 & 🇲𝗮𝘆𝗮

    it is an ascent which is worthwhile, with a great view.

    Definitely worth your while hiking

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    • November 15, 2018

  • Carsten

    Nice view of the Ruhr Valley and the Sauerland.
    Beautiful hiking area in the south of Dortmund

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    • January 7, 2019

  • 🐾Maureen & die Chihuahuas🐾

    Very nice old ruin / castle that is fully accessible, you get a great view there too. Simply a highlight, which is why the climb there was worth it.

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    • February 1, 2020

  • 🇸𝘃𝗲𝗻 & 🇲𝗮𝘆𝗮

    a great destination plus a great view

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    • November 15, 2018

  • KlemensM

    When will humanity learn that wars will not make us better?

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Presumably from the early Middle Ages, some of the remnants of the first Wallburg on the Syberg, the so-called Saxon Siggiburg, are still visible in the terrain. In the area of the castle conquered by Charlemagne in 775 AD, the stone successor was probably built in the early 12th century, whose ruins are still visible today. An essential task of the Hohensyburg was the securing of the Ruhr crossing at Westhofen. In the 13th century, the castle was founded by Count Engelbert III. destroyed by the mark and largely rebuilt. The use of the facility dates back to the 17th century, followed by its increasing decline. The originally multi-storey about 20 × 10 meters sized Palas building from Ruhr sandstone with its square stair tower was protected at the not facing the mountainside sides by a wall about 90 centimeters thick, which had two towers. Preserved today are mainly the foundations of the palace and parts of the outer wall as well as the stumps of the towers. Thus, the castle can be thoughtfully reconstructed locally to a small, proud mountain castle. All rooms of the castle can be freely visited and are accessed by paths. In the largest room of the palace is the 1930 created and also from Ruhr sandstone existing war memorial of Prof. Friedrich Bagdon with three plaques to the fallen Syburg residents in three wars.
    Right next to the castle ruins rises proudly the slim Vincke tower in the air. It was built in 1857 in honor of the first chief president of the new province of Westphalia Friedrich Ludwig Freiherr von Vincke (1774-1844). Designed as an observation tower, the building has neo-gothic stylistic elements (such as pointed arched windows) and is about 20 meters high. In addition to the Kaiser Wilhelm monument, the tower towering high between the trees is also easy to identify from the valley and from a distance.

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Marc

    A dream that was built so long ago

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Marc

    Great this old ruin, that is enterable

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    • January 15, 2019

  • Schiko

    Beautiful monument in the forest is an old coal mine (Graf wittekind), several galleries have been restored by former miners

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    • March 22, 2019

  • Thorsten

    Castle ruins Hohensyburg. With a very nice view over the Ruhr valley

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    • May 1, 2019

  • KlemensM

    A wonderful view from far up here, and the commemorative plaque makes you think

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Wandern26

    Nice ruin with great view into the distance

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    • May 9, 2019


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