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Schloss Steinfurt
Schloss Burgsteinfurt
Steinfurt Castle
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Germany - Schloss Steinfurt

Germany - Schloss Steinfurt
Schloss Steinfurt or Schloss Burgsteinfurt (Steinfurt Castle) is located on an artificial island in the AA River. The castle is the oldest structure of its kind in Westphalia. It was first mentioned in documents in the year 1129, being a small square tower on a hill. A little later the original construction was added. During the centuries the castle was often rebuilt or extended.

The Burgsteinfurt Castle complex consists of three elements. The upper castle is the oldest part, where the castle owners still live. The lower castle houses outbuildings, like barns, a coach house, a gate house and apartments for servants. The third part of the complex is a watermill.

In 1421 the male line of the Steinfurt family was broken and Castle Steinfurt passed to the representative of the Bentheim family. He and his descendants called themselves Counts of Bentheim and Steinfurt. During the Thirty Years’ War the castle changed owners and was heavily damaged several times. It was finally restored betreen 1706 and 1715. Later several new baroque buildings were added.

The castle - Burgsteinfurt’s most important building - is still inhabited by the noble Bentheim-Steinfurt family and is not open foir public.

Marco F. Delminho, Andrea Ertl, photosofghosts, Eric Desjours and 109 other people have particularly liked this photo

104 comments - The latest ones
Guydel club
Superbe photo !
2 years ago.
Annemarie club
fantastic Jaap

HFF and happy weekend
2 years ago.
Christa1004 club
Another point of interest in Westphalia that I'll put on my bucket list. I am of German origin and know Germany well, but actually I never visited these interesting sites that I discover thanks to your photos and descriptions. HFF Jaap.
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Brilliant shot, wonderful reflections - HFF Jaap, have a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Amazing series of this beautiful Castle, Jaap !
I read with great interest your so kind notes.
HFF and have A very Nice weekend !
2 years ago.
TOZ club
Beauitiful Image reflections and fence.
HFF have a good weekend
2 years ago.
 Der Cuxhavener
Der Cuxhavener
Das Bild lebt von der Spiegelung. Auch die Bildqualität ist sehr gut!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Beautiful reflections in a superb image and well chosen pips Jaap,
HFF and lovely weekend.
2 years ago.
Fine reflections.
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautiful image with reflections !
Have a nice weekend
2 years ago.
neira-Dan club
Magnifique !! HFF Jaap
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A wonderful reflected fence, I hope you have a HFF and a nice weekend Jaap
2 years ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
heel mooi, was daar een par jaar geleden ook.
2 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et admirablement rendue.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Beautiful series and great info!
2 years ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
2 years ago.
Anji. club
Magnifique ! Un effet reflets superbe !
HFF, Jaap, et bonne fin de semaine !
2 years ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Great series of images of the grounds and buildings of this beautiful island estate, Jaap!
2 years ago.
Annaig56 club
magnifique édifice et superbes reflets
2 years ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Anther great set of scenes from you here Jaap. I like these reflections.

Well done.

HFF, have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
Léopold club
Majestic with those lillies softly floating.
2 years ago.
2 years ago.
 Ernst Doro
Ernst Doro club
HFF und ein motivreiches WE!
2 years ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm club
Was für eine tolle Spiegelung.
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...wonderful impression with the PiPs...
2 years ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
Nice shot Jaap. HFF
2 years ago.
tiabunna club
Interesting images and details, Jaap. HFF and have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
Fantastic picture with the reflections - can enjoy it twice. So much history to this place, so thanks Jaap, HFF and have a good weekend.
2 years ago.
Chris10 club
Prachtige HFF Jaap!

Greetz, Christien.
2 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
what a aplace¡¡¡, love the curved facade, very unusual¡¡¡ great rsflections
2 years ago.
un château très rénové qui ne doit pas avoir conserver beaucoup d 'éléments de ses premières fondations. Le fait , que c 'est toujours la même famille qui l ' habite depuis des siècles, contredit toutes les affirmations qui voudraient nous faire oublier le " passé" pour nous faire vivre dans un éternel " présent" , sans racines, sans histoire....
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen!
2 years ago.
J.Garcia club
Extraordinary and beautiful testimonies of a past that have come to ours days maintaining their beauty
Your photos express very well the evolution and the present of this pleasant place, Jaap!

Many thanks for the interesting note, too!

Have a nice Friday and weekend, Jaap!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautifully composed main shot well supported by the PiPs Jaap. Thanks for the interesting notes.
2 years ago.
Frode club
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
RHH club
You would be a great tour guide, Jaap. Another great place and great information to go with it.
2 years ago.
RHH club
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such an amazing-looking castle.............and it looks just as beautiful from all angles, as shown in your PiPs. I particularly like the reflections in the main image and the vibrant colours in them all.

HFF Jaap. I hope you have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful series. Great composition and reflection in the title shot with the impressive fence!
HFF and have a nice weekend, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Heel mooie foto van dit imponerende gebouw, dat ziet volgens mij niet zoveel uit als een kasteel ;-) Prachtig gemaakt ook, Jaap, met de spiegeling. :-)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Cesare Musazzi
Cesare Musazzi
Ottimo scatto, ben ricercato.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very beautiful composition with fine reflections ! HFF, Jaap ! Have a good weekend !
2 years ago.
FarbFormFreude club
HFF! Jaap, i guess you've seen much more of Germany than i do
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
Picture perfect reflections of this beautiful castle Jaap. A lovely series of images and I enjoyed reading it's history. HFF and have a lovely weekend
2 years ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Schöne Aufnahme, - ebenso abgelichtet.
2 years ago.
Angelofruhr club
Sehr hübsche Burg, Jaap!
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Angelika
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
2 years ago.
 Special K
Special K
Beautifully captured! I've been there myself some years ago.
HFF to you and have a nice weekend,
kind regards,
2 years ago.
cammino club
Perfect reflection!
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great shot of this fantastic looking architecture. Wish you a sunny weekend, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Excellent composition and reflections Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
Splendid composition and excellent reflectio!
HFF and a lovely weekend.
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
What a beautiful place!! Love your interesting insets as well, the fisheye (?) views are really cool! Great information too, that couldn't have sat very well to be forced to change families, but at least the ownership is shared. How cool that the castle is occupied today!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Janet Brien club
Thank you so much.
Don't have a fishey lens, just a point-and-shoot camera with a wide-angle lens.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Wow! That's a great reflection!
2 years ago.
Splendid capture Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Marvellous shot! HFF, Jaap!
2 years ago.
Pilago club
Jaap, HFF! I wish you a good Friday and a very nice weekend!
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et reflets avec notes. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
All super shots 'Jaap'... crisp and sharp... plus your usual good info' too...
Thanks... HFF and keep well... Cheers from Dj.
2 years ago.
 Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska club
Lovely family house :)
2 years ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Trés belle compo!
2 years ago.
trester88 club
Tolle Spiegelung!
HFF, Jaap, und ein schönes Wochenende!
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

I like this picture very much

Superb colours

Great composition and reflection of the fence!

Best Wishes, HFF, and a good weekend
2 years ago.
Eine schöne Aufnahme.
2 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Beautiful soft light and reflections Jaap
HFF and a happy weekend to you
2 years ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Muy buen trabajo, con calidad y elegancia.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
2 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
excellent **********************bon week-end Jaap ! **************
2 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely reflection, Jaap. HFF and an excellent weekend to you. Cheers, Joe
2 years ago.
Just love this! Very handsome photo!
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Magnifique vue en double..
très bien vu Jaap
les reflets sont exceptionnelles
2 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Un cliché qui met parfaitement en valeur ce château de Westphalie !
2 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
2 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très beau cliché ! ****************************
2 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine wunderschöne Perspektive mit einer ansprechenden Reflektion, Jaap.
Freundliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
2 years ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
A fascinating timeless look. Beautiful building and wonderful reflections. Best wisheds, Anton.
2 years ago.
 Simon Downham
Simon Downham
It has been very well preserved.
Thank you for the information and a very good picture, Jaap.
I like the reflection too.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Thanks for the visit, Jaap.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Have a wonderful day.
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Diese Bögen sind perfekt für Spiegelungen Jaap...schön, dass Du all das zeigst, was Du in Deinen Informationen bietest!
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautiful architecture and a lovely series Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
wow, en wat een reflecties
2 years ago.
xacobeo4 club
Gorgeous arquitectur, fantastic reflection, great composition, greetings from America
2 years ago.
grobi358 club
Wunderbare Farben und eine reizvolle Spiegelung! Gefällt mir sehr gut Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (limited time)
Soeradjoen (limited… club
Prachtige opname met mooie weerspiegelingen Jaap.
2 years ago.
Esther club
What a charming castle.
2 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
A contempler *******
2 years ago.
Schussentäler club
sehr schön mit der Spiegelung
2 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Unusual castle with your trademark reflections...
2 years ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Des reflets splendides !
2 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Beautiful place, great capture
2 years ago.
Elbertinum club
Ich kenne dieses Wasserschloß und noch einige andere im Münsterland -
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Elbertinum club
Ich habe auch das Haus Welbergen besucht ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/48942248 )
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Marvelous photograph, Jaap ! ******
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A beautiful and most impressive castle. Fantastic reflections. Ace composition and a superbly detailed photograph, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Very pretty!
2 years ago.
polytropos club
2 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle bâtisse, beau cadrag et reflets !
2 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
lovely reflection !
and realisation
2 years ago.

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