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    Solingen: Schloss Burg
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    Schloss Burg Castle

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Dec 12, 2003

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    A few kilometers from Solingen, is located the Schloss Burg (Castle Berg), home to the Counts of Burg, who initially used the site as a fortress beginning about 1000 A.D. during the time of the crusades. Today it is a part of the 600 year old, world renowned flatware center of Solingen, and was the actual capital of the Bergische Land during the Middle Ages. It was the seat of the Counts of Burg, who ruled their delightful little realm from here. See the Wupper River valley map. The castle is located at coordinates P-10. (Click on the thumbnail at the right to see a full size view of the castle.)

    In the first half of the 12th century, Count Adolf of Berg resolved to build a new castle. He found the ideal site on the Wupper, high upon a mountain cliff. The old, small castle on the Dhünn was transferred over to the Cistercians, who first built a monastery there, and later the famous and well known Altenberg Cathedral. The family of Berg would come to be closely tied to the monastery that was always well provided for by the Counts. It would also become the grave church for the counts.

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    Biker hang out...Cafe Hubraum :)

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Updated Sep 18, 2003

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    The CAFE HUBRAUM in Solingen is one of the most frequented bike places in Germany. Although the building served different functions under different names throughout the last 80 years, it has always been popular with bikers. Many runs starting from here.
    In 1993, Dirk Fach together with his friend Rainer Esslinger, opened the Cafe Hubraum as it is known today to thousands of motorcyclists.
    On busy days, more than 5.000 bikers drop by, have a chat, checking out the bikes and the scene whilst having a cup of coffee or a meal.

    Just a few machines! ;)
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    Go inside the castlebuilding to broaden your scope

    by sjazeerah Written Apr 20, 2004

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    This painting in the ballroom of Schloss Burg illustrates a political marriage to unify six lands at that time (15th century).
    The groom is six and his bride is only five years old.

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    medivial Schloss Burg

    by sjazeerah Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    An interesting mixture of medivial and local architecture.
    The castle is well restored. You can visit the site even for free. The fee to get inside the castle building is low and worth paying for.

    entrance of Schloss Burg Solingen: Schloss Burg rope railway takes you down to the valley a real medivial knights-castle in Solingen-Burg
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