Burg Thurant - Alken Germany

by Berckmans Peter July. 24, 2020 395 views

As promised in my post about Alken yesterday, a closer view to Burg Thurant. The castle dominates the landscapes of Alken and is worth a visit. Also the walk up is rewarding , you are rewarded with some nice views on the way. If not so brave you can go by car.

The castle was build by Count Palantine Heinrich between 1198 and 1206. Between 1246 and 1248 it was under siege and conquered by the Earth Bishops of Cologne and Trier. Seems these Bishops were more like warriors than men of the church. They conquered quite a bit in Germany. They divided the castle between them and build a wall in the middle. Each part has got its own tower. By the year 1900 the castle was in ruins, untill it was bought by Robert Allmers , he completely renovated it. Since 1973 it is private property from the families Wulf and Allmers.

We visited it on a rainy morning, what gave it a bit of a grimm feel or a sense of hard living. I found it better to take photos than on a sunny day.

Next day it was a sunny evening.

Nice fact if you like , you can stay sleep in the castle. There is a guesthouse above the chapel.

So this was a small impression of the castle, hope you liked it. The pictures inside the castle are taken with the Samyang 12mm f2.0.

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Jay Boggess 7 months, 1 week ago

Fabulous series, as always, Amigo! Fascinating information as well!
+1grinning+1

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 1 week ago

We do what we can my friend

7 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 7 months, 1 week ago

And you everything so well, Amigo~

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Antonio Gil 7 months, 1 week ago

Love the grit look of the first pictures, not so much the burned white sky

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 1 week ago

The sky was a problem that day. Not really clouds more an even light grey. Could do with a filter that day.

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Steveandjustyna 7 months, 1 week ago

Looks like a magnificent place. And that view over the river- splendid!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Steveandjustyna 7 months, 1 week ago

A small village, but much to see in the valley

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Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

What a view!!! I am always amazed when seeing old castle, the amount of effort and "sweat" it took to build these huge places, not forgetting the number of bricks. Another nice tour. Is it expensive to spend the night there?

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

Always impressive how they did it. You can sleep up to 6 people in the small house. I do not think it is to expensive.

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