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DONGELBERG

Castle Dongleberg dates back to the 12th century when there was a first fortification. Documents from 1495 mention a stronghold. Of this old castle only a few spare ruins remain in 1659. The ruins are restored and embellish as you can see on the engraving done by Harrewijn at the end of the 17th century. During the second half of the 19th century the castle is remodeled and restored again by architect Parent. He turns the house in the impressive chateau in neo Louis XIII style we still can admire now.
As you can see on the picture on the left site the building is dominated by a square tower that looks older than the other parts of the castle. According to Tarlier and Wauters it is an medieval keep. It location is the same as on the keep we can see on the engraving from 1699. It is also possible that this tower was rebuild on the foundations of a primitive keep.
Castle Dongelberg is private property and stands empty although the other buildings on the domain are inhabited. It can been seen partly between the trees from the public road or you can trespass a little bit like I did to take a picture of this castle.

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