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Burg Bentheim

Burg Bentheim

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  • Thorsten

    A very nice and interesting castle. Almost completely to visit, with many interesting exhibits. Really worth a visit!

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Hillau

    At the top of the castle you have a nice view over Bentheim.

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    • July 6, 2015

  • Laurens

    Thanks 4 these tips. I've been in and around Bad Bentheim many many times, really great out there, but never actually visited the "Burg". I'll try to do it next time... (^_-)

    • July 6, 2017

  • JoPaPe

    Absolutely visit if you come to Bad Bentheim. Very well preserved castle complex and almost completely to visit.
    With a little luck you will also meet Prince Oscar, who still lives in the castle. There is much to discover and see here.

    A short tip to Laurens! If you visit Bentheim next time, pls visit the castle urgently. It is really great. :-)

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    • August 25, 2017

  • solotalent

    Bentheim Castle is an early medieval hill fort in Bad Bentheim. It is considered one of the largest and most beautiful castles in northwestern Germany and is the landmark of the city of Bad Bentheim. (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Topsi

    A worthwhile destination

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    • June 7, 2017

  • WanderstypmitBart

    Certainly one of the most beautiful castles in northern Germany.

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Roland

    The history of the castle is very interesting. There are very interesting exhibits to see

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Andreas K.

    In the gatehouse is a nice cafe, if you drive through the gate and then left across the lawn, you can sit outside and eat and drink! 🍕🥗🍰☕🍺🍷

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    • July 15, 2019

  • Lars M.

    Must watch obligatory program

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    You should definitely take your time for the castle and also take a look inside.
    - despite the entry fee of 5 €
    Not only the rooms, but the little things in the showcases are particularly worth seeing.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • SilentMick

    Really impressive, the part.

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    • December 26, 2018

  • Jan Wolf

    A visit to the bows is worth the effort.

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    • June 1, 2019

  • Susi

    Very steep driveway. Partly better on foot

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Andreas K.

    A well-preserved castle, you can also visit it, there is a cafe in the gatehouse.

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    • December 20, 2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    You should definitely take your time for the castle and visit it from the inside.
    - despite the entry of 5 €
    Not only the rooms, but the little things in the showcases are particularly worth seeing.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • DirkOnTour

    If you go down the stairs next to the tower to enter the courtyard, you can see the Lord God of Bentheim; an early Romanesque stone crucifix from the 11th century by an unknown artist.
    It depicts the crucified Christ in the pose of a victor and judge (typical of Romanesque triumphal crosses). It was probably made around the year 1050. The statue is 2.80 meters high and 1.40 meters wide. It was made of Bentheimer sandstone.
    The cross was found in 1828 near the farm Schulte-Kolthoff in the west of Bad Bentheim in a field under the ground.
    Presumably it was overturned and buried after the introduction of the Reformation (1544 Protestant-Lutheran, 1588 Protestant-Reformed). (According to the Reformed view, Christ is not to be depicted, since the second commandment (biblical census) in the Old Testament (Exodus 20: 4-6) forbids images of God.) The cross was buried and was not recovered until 1828. At first it was stored in the castle. In 1868, it was put up in the castle courtyard between the Powder Tower and Burgtor. Bullet holes still bear testimony to the firing practice of the soldiers in 1945. That year, a Canadian (or, according to other sources, a Polish) military vehicle, driving backwards against the "God of God", damaged the statue. It broke in two parts. After the restoration in 1951, they were placed at their present location. The Lord God of Bentheim is one of the oldest witnesses to the Christian faith in the region. The exclamation "God of Bentheim" was once widely used as a prayer for temples, a sign of the fame of the ancient figure of Christ far beyond the county of Bentheim. Perhaps this exclamation was passed on by traveling journeymen, because he is known to southern Germany, but in the county forgotten.

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    • February 6, 2017

  • JoPaPe

    If you come to Bentheim, a visit to the castle is a must. It is one of the most beautiful but also largest weir plants in northwest Germany. Probably originated around 1100, as well as the located on the powder tower "Lord God of Bentheim". A stone sculpture found in a field (around 1830). On the whole, the castle complex is in very good condition and you can visit almost all areas. From the Palas or Pulverturm you have a wide view over the county of Bentheim and into Holland. Bad Bentheim itself is a small charming town in the immediate holiday feeling comes up. Visit it!

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    • August 25, 2017

  • 🚴‍♂️ Gerd 🚴‍♂️

    Really worth seeing and a must should be in Bentheim

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    • August 18, 2019

  • GPS Biker

    I can only recommend a visit to Bentheim Castle (Museum). Admission for adults 5 €, which are worthwhile. If you visit the castle on a bike tour, you should plan for a tour 1 - 11/2 hour.

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Wiwam

    The castle walls shape the city.

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    • December 19, 2019

  • Sanne Hitipeuw

    Bentheim Castle is the largest hilltop castle in north-western Germany, receiving mention for the first time in 1050. More recently, it has been in the possession of the Counts and Princes of Bentheim and Steinfurt for more than five centuries.

    More at: bentheim-castle.com

    • March 9, 2020

  • GPS Biker

    The castle Bentheim should not be missed and if possible visit from the inside. For this you should plan for a tour 2 hours.

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    • November 17, 2019

  • Frank 🚲 👈

    Very nice old castle 👍

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    • April 21, 2020


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Location: Bad Bentheim, Grafschaft Bentheim, Lower Saxony, Germany

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