Schloss Herten (Herten Castle) - Herten, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 35.498 E 007° 07.830
32U E 370498 N 5717275
Quick Description: Schloss Herten is a monument since 12/21/1988
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/6/2015 9:11:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMYE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
"Herten Castle (German: Schloss Herten) is a moated castle situated in the town of Herten in the administrative district of Recklinghausen in the state of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. It is located within an old English landscape garden and its first mentioning dates back to 1376. In 1962, the main castle building was declared a cultural heritage monument.
While foundations of today's main castle building incorporate elements from the 14th-century building, the buildings visible today were built in the 16th and 17th century by Coesfeld architect Henric de Suer and his son Johann. They were built for the families Stecke and Nesselrode. After the First World War, the main castle building was no longer used as a residence and started to deteriorate. Subsidence caused by the widespread sub-surface mining in the surrounding industrial Ruhr area added to the structural damage, bringing the castle buildings close to collapse. Only radical restoration measures taken by the Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (German: Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe) from 1974 to 1989 saved the late Gothic castle complex from total decline. Today it is used as a venue for concerts, cultural events and festivities. It also houses a café. The castle's park is popular for walking, picknicking, jogging and biking."
Source: Wikipedia

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Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

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