Schwalmtal, Hariksee, Island Castle

The small island castle on the south shore of the lake is an event location and day-trip destination for the numerous visitors, who want to hike around the lake or go across it on the ferry boat "Patschel", which shuttles from here to the Mülrather Mühle. The castle was built as a private mansion in the late 19th century, before the lake was developed for tourism. In 2002, the castle was almost completely destroyed by a fire, but rebuilt afterwards.

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