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.