Solingen Travel Tip:
Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wupper (Solingen), is the largest reconstructed castle in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a popular tourist attraction. Its early history is closely connected to the growth of the Duchy of Berg.
In the beginning of the 12th century (after 1133), count Adolf II von Berg built Schloss Burg on a mountain over the river Wupper. The old castle of the counts, Castle Berge in Odenthal near Altenberg, was abandoned. The original name of the new castle was Castle Neuenberge (Newmountain). Not until the 15th century, after significant reconstruction as a hunting castle, did it receive its current name reflecting its palatial extension.
Today’s appearance does not exactly match the condition documented by Erich Philipp Ploennies at about 1715. The reconstructed castle of today contains the Museum of the Bergische Land, and the castle church is popular for weddings. The castle also is home to the Memorial for Deportation and the Memorial of the German Eastern Provinces with church bells from Königsberg and Breslau.
Hours: Monday 1pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm (closed on Mondays in the Winter.
Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 3 €.The surroundings offer hiking trails to the forests and to Unterburg, that is where the village is located, at the foot of the mountain. There you can buy the Burger Brezel, a local pretzel specialty; the pretzel bakers even have a monument. An aerial train connects Unterburg and the castle
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Burg ]
Address: Schlossplatz 2, 42659 Solingen
Tags: Solingen, Burg an der Wupper, Palace, Castle, Museum
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