Monday, 27 July 2009
that's My World The Dutch Castle of Middachten
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The first mention of Middachten Castle appears in a document dated 1190. The present building dates from the end of the 17th century but incorporates parts of the original early medieval castle. Middachten owes its unique character to the fact that it is still a real estate which includes woods, farms and agricultural land. Within all this lies the park and the beautiful gardens which surround the castle.
Middachten has never been sold but has passed from one generation to the next. The current owner, Isabelle, Countess Ortenburg van Aldenburg Bentinck, is the 24th to inherit the property. As a result of this unbroken line of inheritance the interior of the castle is still ‘complete'. Included in the original inventory is a large collection of portraits and many 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century pieces of furniture. There are also original cupboards containing antique porselain tea and dinner sets, glass ware, silver and linen.
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