"Alf Bullay - Burg Arras" Germany Things to Do Tip by speed4turtles
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People have always been enraptured by the region between the Rhine and the Moselle, not only because of its wonderful countryside but also because of the many castles and fortresses that adorn virtually every hill along the banks of these rivers. Many visitors dream of living like the lord of a castle just once in their lives, and the way to do that is to spend your holidays in a castle hotel. In the Moselle valley, visitors can stay at the Arras fortress, which is over 1000 years old, or the proud castle Ehrenburg situated among wild, romantic woods. Their old, thick walls are still imbued with the atmosphere of adventure and the rough manners of the knights who once lived here. Of course, you can also spend holidays with a medieval flair on the Rhine. Rheinfels Castle is one of the most important and impressive fortifications in Germany. The castle extends over a total area of nine hectares, equivalent to 16 soccer pitches, providing a wonderful setting for the hotel "Villa Rheinfels".
Arras was, in its original shape, probably built around 938 in defense against the Hungarians. The site is believed to have been used as early as 890 against the Normans. The name seems to have been attached in 1120.
After the Arras family line was lost in the 14th century the castle was inherited by a different Royal dynasty, in part as a fief.
In 1518 the castle was destroyed and again in 1689. In 1897 the site was acquired by Traugoff Wilhelm Dyckerhoff and rebuilt from 1907-1910
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