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Burg Blankenstein, Hattingen

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Blankenstein Castle is a castle located on the south side of the river Ruhr in Hattingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.May 12th 1226 Adolf I, Count of the Mark, gave the order to build the castle. He charged Truchsess Ludolf von Bönen with its construction, beginning in 1227. The castle was ready in 1243, but further developed over the course of 200 years by the Counts of the Mark. By 1425, Blankenstein was one of the most important castles in the county. In 1614, shortly before the Thirty Years' War, it was occupied by Spanish troops. From 1637, the castle fell into disrepair so that, in September 1662, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ordered its demolition. Only the tower and parts of the curtain wall remained.In 1860, the owner of the ruin, the employer, Gustav vom Stein, began to rebuild the castle and established a factory there. The property has belonged to the city of Bochum since 1922, but the town is looking for an alternative due to the costs. From 1957 to 1959, most of the buildings of the 19th century were pulled down, but some still remain.The tower can still be visited and offers a good view over Bochum and the Kemnader Lake.Literature Niederhöfer, Kai : Burgen AufRuhr. Unterwegs zu 100 Burgen, Schlössern und Herrensitzen in der Ruhrregion. Edited by Ministerium für Bauen und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe. Essen: Klartext Verlag, pp. 120-123
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  • Worth seeing above all because it is the prospect of a castle ruins from the 13th century, by count Adolf I of mark built, together with Altena Castle, the castle of weather and the castle of Germany was one of the four main castles of the counts of the mark.
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  • We were with a gift certificate here. The atmosphere is really great. The barbecue was good, but there is still some air upwards.
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  • With a great view across the Ruhr Valley (you should have taken the steps to the Castle Tower at least once) in rustic, romantic walls the Castle BLANKENSTEIN especially for family celebrations of any kind such as weddings or birth age, of which I with could celebrate here some suitable. The food is good to very good. In warm weather, you can sit partially well in the courtyard. Reservation is advisable.
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  • We have celebrated our wedding on the Burg BLANKENSTEIN on Saturday and were very satisfied. The food arrived very well all the guests and it was cooked to our liking. We had to worry about anything because the staff done all started from the decoration to the quick and friendly condition. The view is unique and fascinates everyone who was there.
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  • We were about GroupOn here and it was very tasty. You will feel like in the upscale gastronomy and prices are slightly higher, but the food is tasty. I was unfortunately a bit greasy ribs, but all the trappings was awesome.
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  • Wedding at the 19.08.2016 we had our dream wedding on Castle BLANKENSTEIN and some are thrilled. Super friendly staff, prompt care from beginning to end, perfect planning, Super buffet, unbeatable price-performance ratio. The location is perfect for a wedding. Thank you for this great day to the entire team of the Castle BLANKENSTEIN. Love Vanessa and Maurice Gabriel
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  • We were there and have given us a Knight meal. It was very fun and the food was very tasty. On the keep could you go up. It should be but somewhat fitter, because the stairs dressed. When you arrive then at last above, you have a really beautiful all-round view.
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