Nideggen Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia by EuroTourData

Nideggen Castle is the restored hill castle, built around 1177 for the Duchy of Jülich as the counter-castle in order to protect the fiefs from the aggression of the Archbishop of Cologne.

View from the courtyard to the donjon and the walls of the hall of Nideggen Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Nideggen Castle history

The castle was greatly enlarged from 1340 by William V, later Duke William I. During the Guelders Wars, Nideggen Castle was destroyed by imperial artillery in 1542. In 1689, the castle was captured and burned by French troops during the Nine Years' War. After the earthquakes of 1755 and 1878, the castle fell into ruins.

In 1888 the inhabitants of Niedeggen bought the ruins of the castle and in 1905 donated them to the Düren district. The castle contains the Nideggen Castle Museum.

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Nideggen Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Nideggen
Type Hill castle
Subtype Counter-castle
Condition Largely restored
Contains Burgenmuseum Nideggen
Entrance fee € 4
Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday from to of CEST UTC+02:00 or CET UTC+01:00
Owner Kreis Düren
Street address
Kirchgasse 10
Postal code 52385
Town Nideggen
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Latitude 50.68874
Longitude 6.47731
GeoNames ID 12518802
Plus code 9F28MFQG+GW

Dataset to Nideggen Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

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

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