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Bodelschwingh Castle

Bodelschwingh Castle is a moated castle from the 13th century, the largest and most important of its kind in Dortmund. The entire structure rests on the pillars of oak, with air excluded, must remain moist to maintain their strength.
Moated castle with a garden and yard is one of the estates left in the Ruhr area that is still in private ownership. The castle has been the residence of the family since the 13th century. For centuries the buildings around a courtyard that is used for agriculture. However, changes in agricultural policy have left their mark here: buildings no longer needed to farm has been converted into houses and offices over the last 25 years.
The fort became a private residence not open to the public, nor is there a museum, hotel or restaurant nearby.

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