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Homburg Castle/Museum of Oberbergisches Kreis

Homburg Castle/Museum of Oberbergisches Kreis

Homburg Castle is an old hill castle in Nümbrecht, first mentioned in the records in 1276. From 1635 on, Count Ernst von Sayn-Wittgenstein altered the castle to its present-day appearance. One hundred years later the line of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg took over its management; the structure then fell into disrepair. Not until 1904 was its decline halted and, in 1926, a museum, founded by Hermann Conrad, took over the premises. Today it is the Museum of Oberbergisches Kreis.

In 1999 during an excavation, a stone keep of about 12.5 metres diameter was uncovered. Experts estimate that it dates to the 11th century. A consequence of this was that the history of the castle had to be reassessed to that time.

There is also a nature trail that starts at the castle and runs through Homburg Bröl and Huppichteroth, past the historic Holstein Mill and the Dicke Steine back to Homburg Castle. Nine information stations have been set up along the route which describe the natural environment around Homburg Castle and the Bröl meadow to walkers. The route is about 2.8 km and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

Hours: yearlong Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm. April - October also open Saturdays 9am - 1pm and Sundays 2pm - 5pm.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homburg_Castle ]

Related: http://www.obk.de/cms200/kultur_tourismus/museum/
Address: Lindchenweg 1, 51588 Nümbrecht
Tags: Nümbrecht, Homburg, Castle, Nature Trail, Museum

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