Bettenduerfer Schlass/Bettendorf Castle

Bettendorf Castle

Of all the castles that I’ve seen, I won’t show you maybe only one in Germany. Because it was private, which I wasn’t aware of, and because the young nobleman who met me on his property with my camera in hand was so kind to me and told me that there is no problem that I’ve made these pictures, “unless you go inside and shoot my kitchen or my bedroom”. That was a joke, of course.

So, Bettendorf Castle in Bettendorf is a private castle too, but there is no possibility here to enter it by mistake. Nor yet you can take good pictures of it, because you can photograph only separate fragments from the building visible from the street.

Bettenduerfer Schlass

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It is a Baroque building from 1728 – you can see the construction year on its wall.

There is another one Bettendorf Castle – in Illinois, USA, built in the 20th century by a certain Theodore Bettendorf, a Luxembourg WW I emigrant. But I can’t see any connection neither between the buildings, nor between the names, as it is said that it was inspired by the Castle of Vianden, the hometown of Bettendorf.

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