Schloss Alme

Alme Castle is located in Alme, a suburb of Brilon, in the Hochsauerlandkreis area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The history of Alme Castle (former Niederalme Castle) is closely linked to Oberalme Castle (present-day estate House Tinne). In 1325, Oberalme Castle was built. At that time, the Hallinghausen Archives Division with Alme belonged politically to the Polish Duchy of Westphalia, but ecclesiastically belonged to the diocese of Paderborn.
In 1428, the lords of Thülen sold their house and stonework in Niederalme with all the related goods to Godert von Meschede. Two years later, in 1430, Archbishop Dietrich von Köln left the Tinne estate to his follower Godert von Meschede as the “desert court place.”
In 1493, the distinction between the two houses led to the upper and lower alms, both of which belonged to the cousins Gerd and Heinrich von Meschede as common property. The castle Niederalme was built by Gerhard von Meschede in 1506. As part of an inheritance dispute, the property was divided in 1589.
Later Wilhelm Rötger of Meschede was able to reunite the two knight seats. In the first half of the 18th century, Dietrich Adam von Meschede (son of Wilhelm Rötger) built the present baroque water castle Alme on the possession of the old Niederalmer Castle. The front to the south side carries next to the Alliance coat of arms Meschede and rupture the year 1744. Older components of the castle were included in the construction of the castle. In the 19th century Dieterich was Majoratsherr of Bocholtz. In 1912, after several changes of ownership, the castle came into the possession of the Counts of Spee.

Opened in November 2013 by Martin Steiner, the Almer Schlossmühle restaurant in the castle mill, right next to the castle grounds and also owned by Count von Spee, was rated 13 by Gault-Millau in 2015 and 2016 and received a cap (“Very good cuisine”).


Other Castles in North Rhine-Westphalia

Schloss Hüffe

Schloss Burg

Schloss Homburg

Schloss Lerbach

Schloss Auel

Haus Letmathe

Schloss Petershagen

Schloss Bensberg

Schloss Rahe

Schloss Schönau

Schloss Neuhaus

Gut Renkhausen

Burg Odenhausen

Schloss Alfter

Wasserburg Metternich

Burg Adendorf

Burg Wissem

Schloss Moyland

Schloss Morsbroich

Schloss Adolfsburg

Schloss Junkernhees

Residenzschloss Detmold

Schloss Oberwerries

Burg Anholt

Burg Stolberg

Schlösser Augustusburg + Falkenlust

Schloss Burgsteinfurt

Haus Martfeld

Herrenhaus von Schloss Rheydt

Haus Stapel

Haus Mallinckrodt

Haus Hartenfels

Burg Odenhausen

Burg Kühlseggen

Wasserschloss Werdringen

Burg Blankenstein

Burg Altena

Schloss Dyck + Mönchengladbach

Schloss Drachenburg + Bonn

Schloss Allner

Schloss Bückeburg

Burg Lüftelberg

Schloss Miel

Burg Gudenau

Rathaus Rheydt & Schloss Rheydt

Haus Paland & The Church of St. Martin

Bochum Rathaus

More to come.


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