Schloss Borbeck is a moated castle in Essen. It is situated in the suburb of Borbeck and from the 14th century it was the castle residency of the Essen sovereign abbesses. It received its present form in the 18th century. Since the 1980s, the building has been used as a venue for further training courses and cultural performances.
The three-storey main building is surrounded by a six to nine meters wide moat, which ends in a castle pond to the north. It owes its present, sober acting appearance conversion and extension work in the first half of the 18th century. The northern part of the light plastered rectangular building dates back to its two square towers at the corners and curved pediment from the Renaissance period, but was later changed to Baroque forms. The masonry of its main edifice stands on a 16 × 18-meters-plan and was built in the mid 17th century. He joins a south five windows at full extension, was probably begun in 1744. The gable roof of the building has on two roof slopes a series of dormers. At the southern end of its ridge is a ridge turret with a small bell. At both corners of the north facade, four storey corner towers, which are completed by a curly hood with an octagonal lantern rise. Both the towers and the buildings are accented by Eckquaderungen, but they are now hidden under the plaster. A 13-meter long stone bridge leads to the main entrance. It dates from the 19th century, replacing a wooden bridge, the bilateral central pillars were reused from Haustein.
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