Photographer's Note

This is castle Gimborn, situated about 40 kilometres east of Cologne in a region called Bergisches Land. It is a former moated castle and it situated in a really very remote valley of the upper Leppe river in the municipality of Marienheide. It was pledged in 1273 from county Berg to the county Mark and in 1631 a residence in the county Gimborn-Neustadt of the House of Schwarzenberg. Since 1874 the complex has been in the possession the barons of „Schwarzenberg zu Gimborn„.

Since 1969 the castle serves as a conference site and meeting place for the International Police Association wich about 300000 members and sections in 61 countries.
Once a year the castle opens its doors to the Schützenfest (marksmen festival) of the Gimborn Saint Sebastianus Schützenverein (shooting club) - in German villages often the most important event of the year.

Nearby there is the castle's church (you can see it left hand in background) and a cozy little hotel.

I seldom have seen a castle of these dimensions in such a secluded valley...

In workshop you can see the castle from the other side.

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