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Bladenhorst Castle (German: Schloss Bladenhorst) is a moated castle in the suburbs of the city of Castrop-Rauxel.
Bladenhorst Castle lies in the fenlands between the rivers of the Emscher, the Deininghauser Bach, and the Salzbach (a tributary of the Nidda River) - natural conditions which allowed the building of a moat.
At the end of the 19th Century a branch canal of the Dortmund-Ems Canal was built in the immediate vicinity of the castle between Heinrichenburg and Herne. Later the Rhine-Herne canal was built to replacing the original, this lies north of the castle.
The character of the land surrounding is mostly damp lowland forest and heath. Numerous ditches drain the area.
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Castrop-Rauxel is a former mining city in the eastern part of the Ruhr Area. Castrop-Rauxel is between Dortmund (Dortmund vacation rentals | Dortmund travel guide) to the east, Bochum (Bochum vacation rentals | Bochum travel guide) (south), Herne (Herne vacation rentals | Herne travel guide) (west), and to the north, Recklinghausen (Recklinghausen vacation rentals | Recklinghausen travel guide), Datteln and Waltrop.
Castrop-Rauxel has been attempting to change from a former mining city to a city with a modern lifestyle, high recreational value, new economy companies, a 27 hole golf course, and various cultural events.
Things to See in Castrop-Rauxel
The WLT (Westphalian State Theater) is the oldest and most relevant source of theatrical entertainment in Castrop-Rauxel. There is one cinema with two screens in Castrop.
Castrop’s history is closely connected to horse racing, the Reiterbrunnen in the very center of Castrop’s market square is a reminder of the race days on the Naturhindernisbahn, now part of the Goldschmieding Park.
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More about the History of Castrop-Rauxel
First mentioned in 834 as "Villa Castorpe", the city of Castrop was founded in 1902 by merging the municipalities Castrop, Obercastrop and Behringhausen. On April 1, 1926 Castrop-Rauxel was formed when Castrop merged with 10 other municipalities. During World War II, a plant at Castrop-Rauxel used the Bergius process to produce synthetic oil products. In 1975, the village of Henrichenburg was annexed and Castrop-Rauxel became part of the Recklinghausen (Recklinghausen vacation rentals | Recklinghausen travel guide). In 1984 the last of 7 coal mines at Castrop-Rauxel closed.
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Castrop-Rauxel is a former mining city in the eastern part of the Ruhr Area. Castrop-Rauxel is between Dortmund to the east, Bochum (south), Herne (west), and to the north, Recklinghausen, Datteln and Waltrop.
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