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Hardenstein Castle (German: Burg Hardenstein) is a ruined castle in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The remains lie east of Herbede on the Ruhr River, surrounded by mountains, and are not easily accessible. Nearby ruins show that the castle was once part of an important mining centre, probably dating to the Middle Ages; the earliest records, from the 16th century, support this. The castle features in the legend of the Nibelungs.
The castle's association with mining led to a legend that King Goldemar, a dwarf or kobold, dwelled there. One version of the story, recorded by Thomas Keightley in 1850, says that King Goldemar lived with Neveling von Hardenberg at the castle. For three years, he brought the inhabitants good luck until a curious man tried to see his footprints by casting tares and ashes about. Goldemar cut the man up, roasted his body, boiled his head and legs, and ate him. He was gone the next day, vowing through a note that the house would be as unlucky as it had been lucky while he lived there.
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Before Herbede became a part of Witten (Witten vacation rentals | Witten travel guide), it had five boroughs: Vormholz, Bommerholz, Durchholz, Kaempen and Buchholz. They lost their status after the incorporation with Witten. The borough of Buchholz is meant to be one of the oldest places in the wole ruhr area. Historians believe that the first settlers came to this place about 2000 years ago.
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As one of the eight boroughs of Witten (Witten vacation rentals | Witten travel guide) it now calls Witten-Herbede. Before the incorporation with Witten in 1975 Herbede has been a city in the administrative district Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis (Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis vacation rentals | Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis travel guide). Herbede is placed about 5 kilometres southwest of the City of Witten in the southern Ruhr area in the Ruhr valley and has about 15,000 inhabitants today.
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Since 1975 the former city of Herbede is a part of the city of Witten (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).
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