Linn Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia by EuroTourData

Linn Castle is the restored water castle, built around 1250 as the fortified residence of the Lords of Linn.

Western view of Linn Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Linn Castle history

Linn Castle was built between 1195 and 1250 on the site of a tower house. At the beginning of the 14th century, the fortifications of the castle were expanded. In 1477, during the Cologne Diocesan Feud, the castle was besieged by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne. Around 1620, the old fortifications were replaced by new ones, much stronger, with five bastions. These fortifications could withstand the siege of the castle by troops of the Hessian and of the Kassel for four weeks, but still, the castle was captured. Between 1643 and 1645 the conquerors expanded and fortified the castle again.

The castle was completely destroyed during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Linn magistrate refused to restore the castle because the castle had lost its military significance and since 1728 the castle was considered uninhabited. Since 1950 the castle has been completely restored. The castle currently houses Museum Burg Linn.

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Linn Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Linn
Type Water castle
Subtype Urban castle
Condition Largely restored
Contains Museum Burg Linn
Entrance fee € 5
Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday from to CEST UTC+02:00 or of CET UTC+01:00
Operator Verein Freunde der Museen Burg Linn
Viaf ID 242317793
Street address
Alte Rheinbabenstraße 8
Postal code 47809
City Krefeld
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Latitude 51.33300
Longitude 6.63463
Plus code 9F388JMM+6R

Dataset to Linn Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

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

ETD ID: lnrw-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

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

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