Mönchengladbach, Castle Wickrath

The moats and ponds of Castle Wickrath are fed by the Niers river. The main castle and the secondary buildings were constructed on two artificial islands which are connected by a bridge. The castle is surrounded by spacious elaborate parks. The actual castle was demolished in 1859 due to disrepair and a manor-house for the state equerry was built in its place. The remaining most eye-catching buildings are the east and west wing secondary buildings, which were built as horse stables. In the course of extensive renovations, the Nassauer stable was turned into a festive hall and social housing was created in the rest of the west wing.

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