Burg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia by EuroTourData

Burg Castle is the hill castle, built around 1133 as the fortified residence of the Counts of Berg.

Eastern view of Burg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Burg Castle history

Between 1218 and 1225 Burg Castle was greatly enlarged for Count Engelbert II of Berg. The new two-storey hall was built, and the castle was strengthened with the walls of the outer bailey. The new castle chapel was also built.

During the Thirty Years' War, Swedish troops laid siege to the castle in the autumn of 1632, when it was under imperial garrison. However, Swedish troops failed to capture Burg Castle. However, it was heavily damaged by incendiary devices and cannonballs. After the conclusion of the peace treaty in 1648, the imperial troops destroyed large parts of the fortifications before they left.

Between 1887 and 1895 the castle was restored. The castle contains the Burg Castle Museum.

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Burg Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Schloss Burg
German alternate name Schloss Burg an der Wupper
Type Hill castle
Subtype Urban castle
Condition Largely restored
Entrance fee € 5.50
Opening hours Daily from to CEST UTC+02:00 or of CET UTC+01:00
Operator Schlossbauverein Burg an der Wupper e. V.
Viaf ID 246100068
Street address
Schloßplatz 2
Postal code 42659
City Solingen
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Latitude 51.13769
Longitude 7.15293
GeoNames ID 12511113
Plus code 9F3945Q3+35

Dataset to Burg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

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

ETD ID: brgnrw-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

Published: - Central European Time (UTC+01:00).

Publisher: NikAnt Webkonsult AB

License: Free