Blankenstein Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia by EuroTourData

Blankenstein Castle is the restored ruins of the spur castle, built around 1235 (not confirmed) to protect the Count of the Mark fiefs and as the toll castle on the Ruhr trade route.

View on the gate tower and defensive walss of Blankenstein Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Blankenstein Castle history

Blankenstein castle was expanded and rebuilt until the first half of the 15th century. In 1494, all the inhabitants left the castle and the castle was uninhabited. In 1614, during the Eighty Years' War, the castle was occupied for many years by Spanish troops who raided the city of Bochum from the castle. During the Thirty Years' War, conquests led to further deterioration of the buildings. In 1662 the castle lost its military significance and many of the castle's fortifications were destroyed. Since September 23, 1922, the city of Bochum has been the owner of the castle.

Description of Blankenstein Castle

Blankenstein Castle has a horseshoe-shaped plan with a size of 90 x 70 meters and is surrounded by the remains of the enceinte. Square gate tower with the barbican, at the same time there is the keep has 9 meters wide with a wall thickness of about three and a half meters. Remains walls of the zwinger with round towers, probably date from the 14th century. Also, are two fortified towers on the south and east side of the castle. The castle currently contains a restaurant.

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Blankenstein Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Blankenstein
Type Spur castle
Subtype Toll castle
Feature Urban castle
Condition Restored ruins
Public access Free
Owner Stadt Bochum
Viaf ID 235257074
Street address
Burgstraße 16
Postal code 45527
Town Hattingen
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Latitude 51.40702
Longitude 7.23037
GeoNames ID 12511038
Plus code 9F39C64J+Q5

Dataset to Blankenstein Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Blankenstein Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia.

ETD ID: blksnrw-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

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