Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wuppe…

Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wupper (Solingen), is the largest reconstructed castle in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s a popular tourist attraction. Sometime after 1133, Count Adolf III of Berg built it on a mountain overlooking the river Wupper. It’s been partially destroyed and rebuilt severel times throughout the centuries. In 1920, a large fire destroyed much of it. Subsequently, visitors had to pay entry fees, which were used to restore and rebuild once again. It now contains the Museum of the Bergische Land and a castle church popular for weddings. The castle also is home to the Memorial for Deportation and the Memorial of the German Eastern Provinces with church bells from Königsberg and Breslau. The surroundings offer hiking trails to the forests and down to the village at the foot of the mountain. There you can buy the Burger Brezel, a local specialty. A chairlift (Seilbahn) also connects the village and the castle.