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Underground defence system "Kasematten" (casemates)

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Underground defences: Walk in the footsteps of the past.

The dimensions of the Dillenburg defensive system on the Schlossberg hill are unique in Germany as an underground defensive system with bulwarks and casemates from the 15th / 16th century. They were only partially uncovered again in the last century and today give the visitor an idea of the size of a complex that in times of war was used by more than 2,000 soldiers to defend the castle.
I was able to record. The highlight and conclusion of a guided tour through Dillenburg's "Underworld" is a visit to the 62 metre deep well in the "Lion's Pit" and the "Rubens Prison".

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Open Apr 01, 2023 through Nov 01, 2023 from Sat and Sun 15:00–16:00 .

Guided tours are offered in the period from 01 April to 01 November.

High season (school holidays in Hesse): Tuesday to Sunday 3 pm

Low season (outside the Hessian school holidays): Saturday, Sunday and public holidays in Hesse 3 p.m.


50.737400, 8.284940
50°44'14.6"N 8°17'05.8"E
32U 449542 5620867
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Underground defence system "Kasematten" (casemates)

Am Schlossberg 20
35683 Dillenburg
Phone +492771 800065

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