Although this image has a slight IR look, it isn’t. The leaves of the willow are fresh and still bright, especially when the sun shines on them.
Above the river, with a fantastic view over the Ruhr valley, the Earl of Mark built a medieval castle on a hill. It was built in the 13th century and was one of four castles to govern his property.
During the 16th and 17th century this castle decayed slowly, but was reconstructed at the end of the 18th century. Since 1909 the ruin is conserved as a historical monument. you can visit the castle and even climb up the tower to enjoy the view. In the atrium you can now find a restaurant.
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