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Schloss Wittgenstein

Castles, fortresses & ruins

These relics of long-forgotten times have a magical effect on many people.
Siegen-Wittgenstein is home to many of these historic monuments, all of which have had eventful histories and have yet more stories waiting to be discovered.
The Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein still live at Berleburg castle today. However, visitors are still permitted to explore and admire this imposing building by taking part in a guided tour – with a bit of luck, they might even meet the Prince himself.
If the Ginsburg fortification in Hilchenbach could talk, it would certainly have a lot of stories to tell. This is where William of Orange mustered his troops one early morning in the 16th century to liberate his beloved home, the Netherlands, from Spanish occupation.
It is still possible to feast like a king in the moated castle of Hainchen, the only elevated moated castle in NRW, while children in Bad Laasphe go to school at Wittgenstein castle.
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updated on: February 02, 2023
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The castle was built as a mediaeval hilltop fortress, probably around the year 1200, and was first ...

from GSS Siegen,   visit Siegen

The castle complex with its three wings was built 1695-1720 as the residence of the Protestant ...

from GSS Siegen,   visit Siegen
Bad Berleburg

Schloss Berleburg has an impressive fairytale ambience: Wonderful concerts, unique guided tours and ...

from Gesine Gerhard,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
Castle · Bad Laasphe
Schloss Wittgenstein
Bad Laasphe

Das ehemalige Residenzschloss der Grafen von Wittgenstein thront 470 m über den Dächern von Bad ...

from Petra Markus,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Ruin · Hilchenbach

Die Ginsburg in Hilchenbach-Grund ist eine im 12. Jh. errichtete, nassauische Grenzfeste. Schon ...

from Susanne Träger,   Stadt Hilchenbach
Castle · Bad Berleburg
Manor house in Schwarzenau
Bad Berleburg

The former Schwarzenau hunting lodge was the "Monument of the Month 2007".  The architecture is late ...

from Gesine Gerhard,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
Fortress · Netphen
Wasserburg Hainchen

Die Wasserburg Hainchen ist die einzige Höhenwasserburg im südwestfälischen Raum. Das ...

from Kirsten Müller,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Castle · Kreuztal
Schloss Junkernhees

Schloss Junkernhees im Kreuztaler Stadtteil Junkernhees wurde im Jahre 1523 fertiggestellt und von ...

from Katrin Stein,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Historical Site · Hilchenbach

Ehemaliges Wasserschloss ist jetzt Sitz des Stadtarchives, Stadtmuseums und Trauzimmer

from Susanne Träger,   Stadt Hilchenbach