We made a trip to Eifel, in the middle of April, 2021, in western region of Germany. It was a day trip and a pleasant drive to the Bertradaburg and back. Germany was still having Covid19 restrictions. So, we could not go inside and experience the castle.
Seeing it from outside was equally enthralling. Bertradaburg is set on a hill about 348m above sea level. Could not believe that the weather turned cold and rather cloudy. It added a sombre atmosphere to the locales of ruined castle.
The existence of the Castle is dated to be in the 13th century. There are archaeological findings of earlier construction too at the site.
The twin towers of the main entrance rise up to a height of 30 m., can be seen from far and they draw one to go near...
The nine owners of this castle received a grant from the State to renovate the the twin towers and the interiors.
Beautiful views of the countryside and the picturesque villages from the hill top can be seen.
It was a cold yet beautiful day and the visit was equally interesting. I love all things historical, what better than a castle on a hill top!
It is worth taking out the time and making the effort to see the Bertradaburg.