Zweiffel Castle

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Zweiffel Castle

The castle Zweiffel is a former noble residence in the Valley of Strunde , about three kilometers northeast of the center of Bergisch Gladbach in the district Herrenstrunden .


Mentioned in a document in 1251 and owned by those "von Strune" or "von Strunde", the Zweiffel Castle, also known as Zweiffelstrunden Castle , is a former moated castle .

The main house that still exists was built in 1663.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the complex was owned by the von Zweiffel family . Four generations of the "Zweiffel zu Strunden" are known as owners:

  • Gerhard von Zweiffel (around 1460–1530?), Married to a Gertrud; Children:
    • Friedrich, Heinrich, Wetzel, Johann, Hermann, Aleid and Anna. The brothers Heinrich, Wetzel and Johann paid homage in 1539 in Düsseldorf, Heinrich was still the owner of Zweiffel Castle in 1551.
      • A son of one of these brothers was probably Hermann von Zweiffel, who is known with his wife Catharina as the founder of a chapel window.
        • Her daughter Maria von Zweiffel and her husband Konrad von Herzbeck sold the castle in 1585.

The property is now privately owned.


See also

Individual evidence

  1. Entry on Zweiffel Castle in the private database "Alle Burgen".
  2. ^ Franz Josef Burghardt: The noble courts in Brück (15th - 16th century) . In: Brücker Geschichts- und Heimatverein (Hrsg.): Our Brück . Volume 4. Cologne-Brück 1998 ( online ).


Web links

Commons : Burg Zweiffel  - Collection of images

Coordinates: 51 ° 0 ′ 19 ″  N , 7 ° 10 ′ 40 ″  E