Eyneburg Castle

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description

brief description: 

the fortress, which is affectionately nicknamed Emma's Castle by the people of the Geul valley, was officially mentioned for the first time in 1260. The oldest building parts date back to that same period, while others have been added later. At the time, the estate was owned by the Eyneberghe, an ancient lineage of knights. The last elaborate reconstruction took place around 1900, when the ruinous castle was restored and converted into a stately mansion, while maintaining its medieval structure and design. In 2001, the Eyneburg became a private property and was made accessible to the public. The castle complex consists of a massive keep, the State Apartments, rooms for public entertaining and official functions, numerous outbuildings with offices and service rooms, and a small chapel. This is a closed complex, encircled in part by protective walls and situated in a magnificently secluded setting, surrounded by pastures and woods. Just beneath the Eyneburg, the river Geul tumbles through the rocky ravine (www.eyneburg.com).

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
outside accessible at all times; shops: Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; café: Saturdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm & Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; office: daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
usage: 
chivalric traditions are cultivated and reenacted in the form of historical tournaments or medieval markets. Eyneburg Castle exudes an enchanting fairytale ambiance, perfect for concerts, private celebrations such as weddings or anniversaries, and any number of events.
condition: 
the castle has been restored in part. General condition does not give overall impression of a glossy tourism object, but rather of an authentic original.
interior architecture: 
apart from a few exceptions, the rooms are unfurnished, many have a functioning fireplace. Modern seating arrangements can be made to suit any number of events. Eyneburg Castle and its bewitching surrounding scenery exude an air of mystery and magic. The location in the tri-border region of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands allows for the possibility to communicate in German, French and English. The exclusive use of the Eyneburg for purposes of filming or for the celebration of private events requires detailed, long-term planning as the castle's schedule of events is rather tight.
Background noise: 
quiet and stillness, far away from any disturbing influences
surroundings: 
woods behind the castle, large pasture lands and patches of woods in front of the castle. A farm and a horse farm are located close by.
Lift/elevator: 
none
possible disturbing factors: 
the premises are difficult to heat, it can get quite cold and uncomfortable (especially during winter time). The castle is a tourist magnet, frequent visits can be expected. As the access road leading to the castle is single-tracked, traffic must be regu
Space restrictions: 
filming permissions upon agreement
Time restrictions : 
filming permissions upon agreement
Catering: 
simple provisions available on site, apart from that, catering service can be arranged
premises: 
the variety of rooms can accommodate any number of individual requests. Larger groups can be catered to in the park behind the castle, where it is possible to set up a tent.
Filming experience: 
a number of different genres and styles of films and documentaries have already been realised in and around the castle. The Eyneburg team has gained extensive experience with a range of projects, from smaller, one day shoots to an exclusive 8-week cinema production starring Gérard Depardieu.

accessibility

car: 
closest motorway access 7,2 km (approx. 10 minutes) away. Go to Kelmis, then Hergenrath, and follow the signs indicating Eyneburg. From the main road, continue approx. 500 m through the woods. Parking is available right by the castle.
train: 
the station closest to the castle is in Hergenrath. Express train service operates from Aachen Central Station (11,3 km away). There is a train connec

supply

sanitary facilities: 
3 restrooms
parking lot: 
available for approx. 50 cars
electricity supply: 
new power supply lines were installed in 2007. 220 V available inside the building, 220 V and high voltage power lines available in the inner courtyard and the park.
water supply: 
running water available inside the castle and the courtyard. Water supply point available outside the castle.

contact

André Sommerlatte