Schloss Burg Frontansicht, © Maren Pussak

Schloss Burg in Solin­gen

Cul­tur­al site, ex­per­i­ence des­tin­a­tion and land­mark

The high castle in the Ber­gisches Land awaits with a unique, pan­or­amic view. Us­ing an App, vis­it­ors can ex­plore the mu­seum and the oth­er rooms of the castle. It is easy to get to by chairlift. Events such as open air con­certs and joust­ing tour­na­ments, which take place all year round, in­vite you to stay a while.

Anyone who takes Germany’s oldest double chairlift from the district of Unterburg to Oberburg in order to get to the castle above will know what treasures await after the climb of 91 metres in altitude. The scenery at the mountain summit is breathtaking. Your gaze falls upon the gentle Wupper river and then floats over the broad expanse of hills and valleys in the distance. No wonder Adolf II von Berg chose it as his family’s permanent seat in about 1130.

But Schloss Burg is not just worth visiting for the unique panorama and remarkable histories of its lords – including Count Adolf V von Berg, who conferred the status of a city on Düsseldorf. Nowadays, the complex is a Bergisches Land landmark, a real tourist magnet and an experience destination. The Bergische Museum is located behind the mighty walls of the restored fortress, which was still called Burg Neuenberge up until the 15th century, fell to ruin from the 17th to the 19th century and was finally rebuilt in the historical style from 1890 by an association and lots of helpers.

Visitors can find out more about the history of the castle and exhibits such as historical weapons, large wall paintings and silver cups on a tour with a museum guide, mobile phone or tablet. Since 2015, the central complex with its ancestral portrait gallery, bower, chapel, armoury and battlements can be explored virtually using an App with augmented reality and 360 degree views. Important personalities such as the former lord of the castle tell fascinating anecdotes on the mobile devices. For example, in the knights’ hall they tell of important events such as the Battle of Worringen in 1288.

Culture buffs also get their money’s worth through a wide range of event formats. Spooky tours terrify even the most fearless modern day knights. Feasts make gourmets’ hearts leap for joy. Craft and medieval markets impress with a wide range of offerings.

The absolute highpoints of the year, however, are the open air concerts in the inner courtyard, comedy evenings in the hall and jousting tournaments that spread out over the entire complex. The historical castle walls lend the events a very special charm.

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Schloss Burg, Frontansicht vom Innenhof, © Guido Wagner
Schloss Burg, Denkmal auf dem Innenhof, © Holger Piwowar
Schloss Burg, Gaststätte zum Rittersturz auf Schloss Burg, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Schloss Burg, Blick von der Seilbahn, © Kristine Loew
Schloss Burg, Eingang zur Seilbahn, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

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Schloss Burg
Schlossplatz 2
42659 Solingen
Telephone: +49 212 24 226 26

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by train

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve
Also closed on the following dates in 2020: 27 March, 21 August, 29 October, 26 November

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