Ruhr District Tour 34 Forts, castles and manor-houses of the Ruhr and the Lenne valley between Hagen and Witten
Behind the Ruhr district's industrial atmosphere a great deal of unexpected gems hide away as for instance an incredible number of forts, castles and manor-houses.
The ridges along the river Ruhr between Mülheim and Hagen have been ideal for castles. And in addition the domains of several important opponents bordered each other exactly here in the middle ages, namely the territories of the Counts von Berge, the Counts von der Mark, the Counts von Isenberg and the archbishops from Cologne. And all of them left their marks!
Go back in time on this tour to the world of the middle ages and listen to stories about armed conflicts, the pope and the pestilence, assassination and robber barons, the rise and fall of noble houses. During this Ruhr and Lenne valley trip several stays of various length are on the schedule. The bus stops at the ruin Hohensyburg, Castle Hohenlimburg, the only preserved regional hilltop stronghold, at the romantic Castle Werdringen, ruin Wetter as well as at Haus Herbede.
Meeting-point: Bochum main station
Length: about 6 hours
What's included: Tour guide, bus transfer, guided tour Castle Hohenlimburg, visits at Castle Werdringen, Haus Herbede and the ruins of Hohensyburg and Wetter, entrance fees
Dates: no fixed days, all the year round on request
Price: 320€ (bus and entrance fees not included)
Special note: Please wear convenient and weatherproof shoes/clothing.