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Bürresheim

St. Johann (Kreis Mayen-Koblenz)

The castle, situated in a lonely valley in the Eifel mountains, is like a fairy-tale castle.

Until 1938, many generations of one Rhenish aristocratic family and its heirs lived there, expanding and furnishing the castle and this making it a unique monument of Rhenish aristocratic culture.

In the Middle Ages it was a coparcenary castle with several owners. Therefore, several residential buildings were erected in picturesque groupings. The oldest part is the so-called Cologne Castle from the 13th century, which is still impressive even today as a ruin.

The upper castle was expanded today as a ruin. The upper castle was expanded in a chateau-like pattern in the 17th century.

Much of the furniture and many of the pictures recall the most important member of the family, Archbishop of Mainz, Emmerich-Joseph von Breidbach-Bürresheim.

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