SCHLOSS

BÜRRESHEIM

Where: Sankt Johann, Germany

Start of construction: 12th Century

End of construction: 17th Century

Accessible: yes, interior with guide

Important fact:

Bürresheim was a double castle, where two noble families shared and expanded the castle. One part, the Trier Castle, has been perfectly preserved. The other, the Kölner Castle, is a ruin.

This is due to the fact, that in 1659, the Trier castle was expanded and the Köln section became less and less used and important.

The Trier section is accessible; the ruin not.