Ingenhoven Castle

Ingenhoven Castle, locally known as Haus Ingenhoven, lies in the center of the village of Lobberich, part of the municipality of Nettetal, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.

Ingenhoven Castle was first mentioned in 1403. It was then owned by the Bocholtz family.

On Good Friday 1581 Dutch troops under the command of Hans Philipp, Freiherr von Hohensachs, stormed Ingenhoven Castle and had set fire to the building. It seems that immediately after the liberation of Jelis Bocholtz, who had been taken prisoner during this attack, the rebuilding of the castle started. The lower part of the main building is, however, still of 1544.

The Bocholtz family owned Ingenhoven Castle until the end of the 18th century.

In the past the castle was situated on a small artificial islet and connected by a bridge to the, now gone, Haus Lobberich mansion. After this building disappeared the moats were filled in.

At present Ingenhoven Castle is used as a hotel/restaurant which was closed when I visited. Too bad, because I would have liked to enjoy a dinner and spend the night in this nice small town castle.


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Ingenhoven Castle

Ingenhoven Castle, locally known as Haus Ingenhoven, lies in the center of the village of Lobberich, part of the municipality of Nettetal, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.

Ingenhoven Castle was first mentioned in 1403. It was then owned by the Bocholtz family.

On Good Friday 1581 Dutch troops under the command of Hans Philipp, Freiherr von Hohensachs, stormed Ingenhoven Castle and had set fire to the building. It seems that immediately after the liberation of Jelis Bocholtz, who had been taken prisoner during this attack, the rebuilding of the castle started. The lower part of the main building is, however, still of 1544.

The Bocholtz family owned Ingenhoven Castle until the end of the 18th century.

In the past the castle was situated on a small artificial islet and connected by a bridge to the, now gone, Haus Lobberich mansion. After this building disappeared the moats were filled in.

At present Ingenhoven Castle is used as a hotel/restaurant which was closed when I visited. Too bad, because I would have liked to enjoy a dinner and spend the night in this nice small town castle.


Gallery

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