Bürresheim Castle

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Bürresheim Castle
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Bürresheim Castle
Bürresheim Castle is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bürresheim Castle
Location of Bürresheim Castle within Rhineland-Palatinate
General information
Typehill castle
Architectural styleRomanesque, Baroque
LocationSankt Johann, Mayen-Koblenz
Town or cityD-56727 Mayen-Sankt Johann
Country Germany
Coordinates50°21′10.5″N 7°10′46.95″E / 50.352917°N 7.1797083°E / 50.352917; 7.1797083
Elevation280 m (919 ft)
Construction startedprior to 1157

Bürresheim Castle (German: Schloss Bürresheim) is a medieval castle northwest of Mayen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. It is built on rock in the Eifel mountains above the Nette. Bürresheim Castle, Eltz Castle and Lissingen Castle are the only castles on the left bank of the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate which have never been destroyed.[1] It was inhabited until 1921 and is now a museum operated by the General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate.[2]

Schloss Bürresheim has been frequently used as a film location. The castle's exteriors stood in for "Schloss Brunwald" in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), where Indiana Jones' father (played by Sean Connery) was being held captive by the Nazis.[1]

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  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Schloss Brunwald: Bürresheim als Drehort von Indiana Jones". Burgerbe.de (in German). 9 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Schloss Bürresheim" (in German). General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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Coordinates: 50°21′10″N 7°10′47″E / 50.3528°N 7.1797°E / 50.3528; 7.1797

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