There is only little left to see of the former splendour of the castle built around 1100 high above the Ruhr valley south of the Wetteran Ruhr arch.
The Archbishop of Cologne, Friedrich I, had them erected as protection against the Counts of the Mark. The castle was conquered and destroyed for the first time in 1288. The eventful history of the construction and destruction of the castle was repeated several times until, after a last two hundred year period of prosperity in the middle of the 16th century, its final decay began.
Nevertheless, one has a breathtaking view from of the Ruhr valley from the site of the ruins. You can also enjoy thhe view - as well as the food - from the Burghotel in the direct vicinity.