Gimborn Castle

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Gimborn Castle
Schloss Gimborn
Near Gimborn Marienheide, Oberbergischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Gimborn Castle
Coordinates 51°03′40″N 7°28′34″E / 51.061°N 7.476°E / 51.061; 7.476
Height 278 m
Site information
Owner Baron von Fürstenberg zu Gimborn
Controlled by International Police Association
Open to
the public
No
Condition Fully preserved
Site history
Built 1273
Built by Duke of Berg
In use Yes
Materials Quarrystone

Gimborn Castle (German: Schloss Gimborn) is a former moated castle situated in a remote valley of the upper Leppe in the municipality of Marienheide in the Oberbergischer Kreis of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Gimborn Castle is a castle in the Gimborn district of the municipality of Marienheide in Oberbergischer Kreis in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Districts neighbouring on Gimborn are Boinghausen in the north, Jedinghausen in the east, Erlinghagen in the south, and Unterlichtinghagen in the west.

This former water castle lies in the upper Leppe valley. It was pledged in 1273 from the county of Berg to the county of Mark, and became the Residenz in the county of Gimborn Neustadt of the House of Schwarzenberg in 1631. Since 1874 the castle has belonged to the Barons von Fürstenberg zu Gimborn.

Since 1969 the Castle has served as a conference site and meeting place for the International Police Association. Once a year, the Castle opens its gates to the Schützenfest of the Gimborn Saint Sebastianus Schützenverein.

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