Berg Castle (Mechernich)

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Castle mountain
View of the castle from the west

View of the castle from the west

Creation time : around 1200
Castle type : Niederungsburg
Conservation status: Received or received substantial parts
Construction: Quarry stone
Place: Berg (Mechernich)
Geographical location 50 ° 38 '10.5 "  N , 6 ° 35' 39.9"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 38 '10.5 "  N , 6 ° 35' 39.9"  E
Berg Castle (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Castle mountain

The Castle Hill was originally a moated castle from the 12th century. It is located on the northeastern edge of the Eifel in Mechernich ( Berg district ) in the Euskirchen district and consists of a detached castle house with a tower and a former outer bailey to the northeast .


The castle and municipality of Berg are mentioned as early as 699. This year, St. Willibrord received the "villa" Berg from Irmina von Oeren, a relative of the Carolingian house , as a gift.

Below today's Niederungsburg there are probably remains of the old castle from the late 9th century as a hill in the valley. It served as a refuge and shelter against possible attacks on the two historic streets that met here . In the 14th century, the noble family von Berg settled there, and they expanded the castle and land into a knight's seat. In the 18th century, the castle became the property of Baron Clemens August von Syberg zu Eicks and has served as a leasehold ever since.

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