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 12, 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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  • February 23, 2017
    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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  • December 24, 2016
    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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  • November 22, 2016
    Pemandangan dari atas castil yang sangat memesona, hamparan hutan yang hijau, sungai yang mengalir lembut dan kota yang tertata rapi. Suka!  more »
  • Beautiful old castle restaurant in the courtyard. Great barbecue in the outer scope. Is suitable to visit especially in fine weather. Unfortunately, many mosquitoes, but this does not trigger the reviews
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  • Very beautiful historic ambience, location. 1 A kitchen, very good friendly service. Price - performance ratio top. It was lace.
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  • Nice atmosphere and nice service. From the Tower a beautiful all-round view on the place.
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  • It's nice there
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  • Good atmosphere
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