Of course, this is not the real name of this castle.
But the massive growth of ivy on its walls made for a good name that also nicely conceals the real name and therefore also the location.
The town itself dates back to the 11th century when a local nobleman built the first house and courtyard as the ancestral seat for his family.
A descendant of this family built the castle in the 19th century.
The first construction phase on the red brick mansion was finished in 1859.
In 1877, it was expanded with a side wing, a portal and a large terrace. The
The castle was confiscated by the British occupying force and later used to accomodate expellees. After that, the mansion was used as a lung
sanatorium. Until 1986, the castle served as rehabilitation facility for mentally and physically handicapped children.
Since 1987, the building stands deserted and decays just like the surrounding area.
Visited: June 30, 2014 and November 22, 2018
Location: Undisclosed, Germany
GALLERY UPDATE! New photos added taken on November 22, 2016.