Tüschenbroich Castle

Tüschenbroich Castle, locally known as Schloss Tüschenbroich, lies near the village with the same name, part of the municipality of Wegberg, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.

The predecessor of the present Tüschenbroich Castle was built around 800. It stood on the large round motte in the present castle lake. Franz von Spiering bought Tüschenbroich Castle in 1624. This medieval castle however was completely destroyed during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648).

Between the 17th and the 18th century the present castle was built on the site of the older outer ward.

In 1876 the southern tower and part of the main building collapsed during a storm. The remaining part was given a new facade and the collapsed part was never rebuilt. Of that southern tower only a ruin remains.

At present Tüschenbroich Castle is privately inhabited and can thus not be visited. Too bad because I would have liked to take a closer look at the ruined tower or visit the now inaccessible motte.


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Tüschenbroich Castle

Tüschenbroich Castle, locally known as Schloss Tüschenbroich, lies near the village with the same name, part of the municipality of Wegberg, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.

The predecessor of the present Tüschenbroich Castle was built around 800. It stood on the large round motte in the present castle lake. Franz von Spiering bought Tüschenbroich Castle in 1624. This medieval castle however was completely destroyed during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648).

Between the 17th and the 18th century the present castle was built on the site of the older outer ward.

In 1876 the southern tower and part of the main building collapsed during a storm. The remaining part was given a new facade and the collapsed part was never rebuilt. Of that southern tower only a ruin remains.

At present Tüschenbroich Castle is privately inhabited and can thus not be visited. Too bad because I would have liked to take a closer look at the ruined tower or visit the now inaccessible motte.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
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