Hiking: The Ruins of Hohensyburg

According to legend, Charlemagne built a fortress to challenge Saxon rule in Westphalia. Here, a Saxon army was defeated and chased to the North Sea, where they were slaughtered. The ruins of the castle date to the 13th century and would have been administered by Ministerialen from Cologne.

How to Get Here:

  • The hike starts and ends at the Herdecke train station in the Ruhr.

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