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Doorwerth Castle

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The entrance to the old castle of Doorwerth, along the river Rhine near Arnhem in The Netherlands. The castle dates back to the thirteenth century and is still in good condition It was severely damaged during WW-II but has been restored completely.

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A: Draw bridge of castle Doorwerth

by Jan Mulder, 10 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Draw bridge of castle Doorwerth

B: Along the wall

by Jan Mulder, 40 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Along the wall

C: Oldest acacia on the outer courtyard of castle Doorwerth

by Jan Mulder, 40 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Oldest acacia on the outer courtyard of castle Doorwerth

D: Doorwerth Castle

by Coos Dam, 50 meters away

The old castle near the village of Doorwerth seen from the inner courtyard, Holland. The large tree i...

Doorwerth Castle

E: Kasteel Doorwerth

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 60 meters away

Kasteel Doorwerth

F: Entrance of castle Doorwerth

by Jan Mulder, 60 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Entrance of castle Doorwerth

G: On the outer courtyard

by Jan Mulder, 60 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

On the outer courtyard

H: Inner courtyard

by Jan Mulder, 70 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Inner courtyard

I: Walk bridge

by Jan Mulder, 80 meters away

Back door of castle Doorwerth. Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Walk bridge

J: Castle surrounded by the moat in a green environment

by Jan Mulder, 110 meters away

Photo's taken on August 4, 2012.

Castle surrounded by the moat in a green environment

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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