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A trip into the past

Katharinentorturm in Blankenberg

The titular town of Blankenberg with its ruin of a fortress, a church and a gate is located high above the river Sieg. A town wall surrounds this well-maintained little town, which has a lot of half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th century worth seeing. 
 
Stadt Blankenberg (Town of Blankenberg)
Stadt Hennef
Frankfurter Str. 97
53773 Hennef
Telephone: +49 (0)22 42 / 194 33
Telefax: +49 (0)22 42 / 888-157
Email: info(at)hennef.de
www.stadt-blankenberg.de

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The town of Blankenberg is located south-west of the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis in a charming scenery and is easy to reach.
The status of a town was given to Blankenberg in 1245. For quite a long time Blankenberg had been the smallest town of Germany. In 1934, it lost its status of a town again. Since then the little town has been called “Town of Blankenberg” in memory of the former liberties. The origin of the four-part town of Blankenburg (consisting of fortress, fore-fortress, the old and the new part of the town) is the fortress on the rocky spur high above the Sieg, which was the residence of the Earl of Sayn before 1180. A further landmark of the town of Blankenberg is the medieval church St. Katharina, which was re-established after a fire in 1986. Valuable rests of some wall paintings from the 13th and 14th century give proof of the long history of this house of God. A visit to the town of Blankenberg is almost like a trip into the past.



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