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Underground defence system "Kasematten" (casemates)

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Die Dillenburger Verteidigungsanlagen auf dem Schlossberg sind in ihren Ausmaßen ein in Deutschland einzigartiges unterirdisches Verteidigungssystem mit Bollwerken und Wehrgängen (Kasematten) aus dem 15. / 16. Jahrhundert. Sie wurden erst im vergangenen Jahrhundert teilweise wieder freigelegt und geben dem Besucher heute eine Größenvorstellung von einer Anlage, die in Kriegszeiten mehr als 2.000 Soldaten zur Verteidigung des Schlosses aufnehmen konnte. Höhepunkt und Abschluss einer Führung durch Dillenburgs “Unterwelt” ist die Besichtigung des 62 Meter tiefen Brunnens in der “Löwengrube” und des “Rubensgefängnisses”.

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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The following visiting hours apply to the casemates:
The casemates can be visited from 1 April to 1 November.
Tue - Sun. morning (on request, from 15 persons)
Tue - Sun. afternoon (on request, from 15 persons)
Monday: No guided tour
Tuesday: 15:00 (always)
Wednesday: 15:00 (always)
Thursday: 15:00 (always)
Friday: 15:00 (always)
Saturday: 15:00 (always)
Sundays and holidays: 15:00 (always)

You should have sturdy shoes and, if necessary, a jacket with you. The tour starts at the entrance of the Wilhelmsturm.

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

Am Schlossberg 20
35683 Dillenburg
Phone +492771 800065

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