Kommern Castle

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kommern Castle
View of the castle from the east

View of the castle from the east

Alternative name (s): Kommern Castle
Creation time : around 1350
Castle type : Höhenburg, location
Conservation status: received or received substantial parts
Place: Kommern
Geographical location 50 ° 36 '45.7 "  N , 6 ° 38' 48.8"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 36 '45.7 "  N , 6 ° 38' 48.8"  E
Height: 263  m above sea level NHN
Photo from circa 1880
Kommern Castle, aerial photo (2015)
The medieval residential tower, directly west of the parish church of St. Severinus

The Burg Kommern is a hilltop castle on 263  m above sea level. NHN in the district of Kommern of the city of Mechernich in the district of Euskirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia .

The castle was the seat of the Arenberg bailiff of the imperial rule of Kommern until 1794 . The Arenberg nobles had their headquarters in Aremberg and were members of the high nobility and burgraves of Cologne in the 12th and 13th centuries. In the 17th century the Arenbergs rose to be dukes. The towns of Roggendorf, Gehn, Strempt, Katzvey and Weingarten belonged to their property. The Arenbergs owed their wealth to mining in the region.

Kommern Castle was built around 1350. The residential tower probably dates from this time. The castle was never used as a noble residence, but was only an administrative building. The nested building complex of the facility is hidden behind an elaborate symmetrical courtyard facade. This includes a magnificent landscape park with rare trees.

Kommern Castle was privately owned by the Seul family until 2019. However, it was then sold to the real estate company Wohnareal Gesellschaft für Grundbesitzverwaltung und -verwertung mbH. So far, Kommern Castle is still owned by the Cologne company.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bought the castle from Napoleon. In: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. November 23, 2002, accessed December 11, 2015 .
  2. ^ District court Euskirchen: Land register of Kommern. Sheet 3771.

Web links

Commons : Burg Kommern  - Collection of images