Bettingen Castle

Bettingen Castle, locally known as Burg Bettingen, lies on a hill in the village with the same name, west of the city of Bitburg in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in Germany.

Bettingen Castle dates back to the 13th century. It was probably built by the nobles of Bettingen, who were related to the Lords of Falkenstein as a fortification with 4 round corner towers and a ring wall. It was the origin of the village that was built around it.

Through marriage it later went to the Counts of Manderscheid-Blankenheim. In 1794 it was demolished by the French after which it was used as a quarry by the villagers.

At present all that remains are two ruined parts. The site of the former castle is built over with houses. Not very spectacular.


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Bettingen Castle

Bettingen Castle, locally known as Burg Bettingen, lies on a hill in the village with the same name, west of the city of Bitburg in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in Germany.

Bettingen Castle dates back to the 13th century. It was probably built by the nobles of Bettingen, who were related to the Lords of Falkenstein as a fortification with 4 round corner towers and a ring wall. It was the origin of the village that was built around it.

Through marriage it later went to the Counts of Manderscheid-Blankenheim. In 1794 it was demolished by the French after which it was used as a quarry by the villagers.

At present all that remains are two ruined parts. The site of the former castle is built over with houses. Not very spectacular.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/bettingen-castle#sigFreeIdd5ee30869b