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Steinfurt - Schloss Steinfurt Torhaus 02

The castle Steinfurt is one of the oldest and mightiest water castles of the Münsterland. Because the level scenery could show neither high mountains or gruff cliffs, the master builders at that time allowed to put on wide water ditchs and artificial islands on which they established her fortress arrangement.

 

Thus "noble men" also created the foundation for the town Steinfurt: In the protection of the castle the first market settlement - originated called "Stat to Stenvorde".

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Taken on December 29, 2009