Close to the Ruhr, at the very edge of Hattingen-Blankenstein, is the moated castle "Haus Kemnade".
Although the actual origins of the castle are unknown to this day, the current building can be traced back to its origin as the reconstruction of the castle complex destroyed by fire in 1589. The castle is richly endowed with art treasures: for example, it has artistically crafted Renaissance and Baroque fireplaces, beautiful ceiling medallions and other valuable carvings.
Haus Kemnade also houses the Grumbt collection of musical instruments with 1,800 musical instruments and musical clocks from the 16th to 20th centuries from all over the world. How about lunch or dinner in the beautiful ambience of the Knights' Hall or in the cosy courtyard.
Guided tours through Haus Kemnade and the Grumbt collection of musical instruments: