In 1133 Count Adolf II of Berg laid the foundations of Schloss Burg(Burg Castle. Since the aristocratic Berg dynasty moved from the river Dhuenn to the river Wupper, people have been constantly following the eventful history of the Counts of Berg up to the present day.
Schloss Burg is next to Altenberg Cathedral the typical landmark of the Country of Berg (Bergisches Land), which over the centuries has attracted a lot of people beyond its old boundaries. The Castle Reconstruction Foundation with its many members is working hard to lead Schloss Burg into an attractive future, constantly focussing on the direct conveyance of history on site, because Schloss Burg is dear to our hearts. This is the perfect time to find new aspects of Schloss Burg hardly known before.
The photographer Thomas E. Wunsch has now presented his very own view of the castle. Through expressive images including many contemporary scenes, he brings us closer to the life of Schloss Burg that we have not known before. During his stay in Schloss Burg he encountered the wandering monk Ignatius – an ideal companion through the history of Schloss Burg and of the Counts of Berg. The myth of Schloss Burg is vibrant and very much alive!