Bodelschwingh Castle from Dortmund, Germany
The house is Bodelschwingh is a moated castle. It was built in the 13th century by the family of Bodelschwingh and is still in its original family ownership.
The castle is next to the water Bodelschwingh and the water Dellwig Rodenberg the largest and most important Wasserburg in Dortmund. The whole castle rests on oak piles..
Near the castle developed early settlement, the castle Bodelschwingh freedom, which retained its independence until 1928. Today belongs to the municipality of the district Bodelschwingh Mengede.
Part of the extended family of Bodelschwingh later lived in Bergkamen Velmede-house and heath at Unna in the 19th Century was the real center of the family.
The castle now serves as the residence of the family to Inn-und Knyphausen. It is registered as a historic monument in the list of the city of Dortmund