The heyday of Neo-Gothic romanticism – a return to the Middle Ages
The romantic castles of the 19th century pay impressive tribute to the Middle Ages. All the pointed arches, ornate turrets and ornamental rib-vault ceilings made the Gothic style seem even more beautiful than before.
The Dutch word that lends its name to this medieval moated castle means 'beautiful land'. In 2006, the castle's splendid grounds were voted the prettiest parklands in North Rhine-Westphalia in recognition of their harmonious blend of architecture, landscaped gardens and modern culture.