Photographer's Note

Bürresheim Castle is located on top of a ridge,northwest of the town Mayen,
It is one of the rare examples, which shows its development from the medieval fortress into a Baroque living castle so clearly.

Furthermore the original preserved furnishing of Bürresheim Castle shows visitors the style of living of the Rhenish nobility continuously from the 15th until the 20th century.

A visit of Bürresheim Castle is also worth from another point of view: It is a castle, which had never been destroyed by any wars. Therefore it is a rare example of a medieval living castle, which was inhabited until 1921.

Bürresheim Castle got its name from the homonymous family, who had been the owners of the previous Bürresheim Castle in the 14th century. In the same century several noble families as well as the archbishops of Trier and Cologne shared the castle after the Bürresheim Family had died out.

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