Eicks Castle

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Southeast facade of the manor house
Eicks Castle around 1860, Alexander Duncker collection
Eicks Castle, castle portal with representative gable front

Eicks Castle is a late Baroque moated castle in the Eicks district of Mechernich in the Euskirchen district , North Rhine-Westphalia .


The rule Eicks was first mentioned in 1344. In the Middle Ages, there was a castle-like Fronhof in place of today's castle . At that time Johann von Eicks was the master of a part of Eicks with its own jurisdiction . In 1365 the moated castle was partially destroyed.

After the Eicks dynasty died out, the castle frequently changed hands through inheritance and sale.

Jürgen von Syberg - Wischlingen acquired the site in the 16th century . In 1680, Hermann Dietrich von Syberg built the castle complex that still exists today using the still usable medieval parts.


It is a two-part complex with a tower-reinforced three-wing bailey and a separate manor house .

Above the portal is the Syberg family coat of arms - with a five-spoke water wheel - (dated 1786). The same coat of arms is also on the statue of the bridge saint Johannes Nepomuk on the bridge over the Bruchbach (dated 1736).

The baroque garden with its geometrically laid out paths, edged with boxwood , can be seen from outside across the moat .

Todays use

The castle has been owned by the Sybergs for over 500 years. It is still inhabited by descendants of the family today. Parts are rented for events.

The former tithe barn was restored in 2000 and has been converted into a café.

Web links

Commons : Schloss Eicks  - Collection of images

Coordinates: 50 ° 37 ′ 27 ″  N , 6 ° 37 ′ 15.5 ″  E