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The moated castle Haus Graven is a wonderful gem in the middle of the countryside in west Germany. It is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, on the city limits of Langenfeld and Solingen, and invites you to visit on weekends with a wonderful café in the inner courtyard and various exhibitions.

 

Moated castle House Graven

 

The small medieval castle complex was rebuilt after the Thirty Years War in 1656 and has been owned by the city of Langenfeld since 2010 (initially rented and now also bought).

 

Side wing with museum - moated castle House Graven

 

The operation of the facility was transferred from the city to the support association Wasserburg Haus Graven e.V. He is responsible for the ‘Burgstube’ café as well as for the many different cultural events.

 

Moated Castle House Graven – Café, premises and events

 

Café Burgstube, moated castle House Graven

 

The ‘Burgstube’ café invites you to linger in the afternoons with home-baked cakes and delicious drinks. We have eaten various cakes here and have always loved it!

 

Moated castle House Graven - self-service

 

Changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures and readings take place in the museum of Haus Graven. Open-air concerts and theater, a ‘Castle Festival’ in summer, ‘Advent at House Graven’ and much more are offered in the courtyard.

You can get an overview of the current events here.

 

Exhibition moated castle House Graven

 

The premises of the moated castle House Graven can also be rented for private events. You can also get a civil wedding on one Saturday a month in the “Red Salon” of the moated castle.

 

Moated castle House Graven – opening times

 

Moated Castle House Graven - Impression

 

The ‘Burgstube’ café is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The various exhibitions can be viewed on Sundays and public holidays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The castle grounds are closed from January to March.

Here you can find the current opening times.

 

Moated castle House Graven – hiking opportunities

 

Moated castle House Graven with moat

 

There are various beautiful hiking trails around the castle, including part of the Neandersteig. You can also combine a longer hike with the nearby hiking area of the Ohligser Heide.

 

Hiking trail at the moated castle House Graven

 

Moated castle House Graven – Directions and parking

 

Moated castle House Graven side view

 

The moated castle is located in Langenfeld-Wiescheid, very close to the glider airport.
The address for the navigation system is: Langenfeld, Graf-von-Mirbach-Weg 15. You can park in the parking lot of the glider airport and reach the moated castle after about 5 minutes on foot. There is no parking right at Haus Graven!

You can find the website for traveling by bus here.

Finally, an insider tip:

The beautiful Hackhausen Castle is located very close to the Haus Graven moated castle. It is privately owned but can be rented for festivities.
Since there are no parking spaces at the castle, a 30-minute hike from the moated castle to Hackhausen Castle is recommended. It is not that big and there is no gastronomy or anything like that, but it is simply beautiful to look at!
As this is a private property, I have not published a photo of the castle here either.

This is the link to the official website of Hackhausen Castle.

If you liked the article, I wish you a wonderful trip to the moated castle in Germany and maybe also to Hackhausen Castle. Enjoy a delicious piece of cake, look at an exhibition and hike through beautiful nature!
I would of course be very happy about a comment whether you liked it as much as I did!

All the best,

your Diana

 

You can find more beautiful excursion destinations in the Bergisches Land, Germany, in the following articles:

Solingen-Gräfrath, Germany, on Charming Family Escapes Beyenburg - out and about in the Bergisches LandBurg Castle in the Bergisches Land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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