Description: Castle Homburg
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Castle Homburg is an old height castle in Nümbrecht in Oberbergischer Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
In the year 1276 the castle building is mentioned for the first time documentary. If the former moated castle (architecture) "Holstein" partially builds from stones and here. The water castle was purchased in the second half 13th centurys from count Gottfried to the first count of Sayn from the house Sponheim. From 1635 count Ernst von Sayn-Wittgenstein altered the castle in such a way as it is visible even today. 100 years later the line Sayn-Wittgenstein in Bad Berleburg took over the management. Accordingly there expired the constructions. Only 1904 the expiration was stopped and 1926 a museum entered here, the founder was Hermann Conrad.
Castle Homburg is museum of the Oberbergischer Kreis. In immediate nearness: saw mill - and mill and baking house. In addition, is in the former economic building of the castle", to the "Red house", the seat of the biological Station is in the former economic building a station upper mountain whose main fields of application are the scientific and practical support of the oberbergischen nature reserves and different landscape conservation projects.
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