Mulken Tower

Mulken Tower, locally known as Toren van Mulken, stands in the village of Mulken, just west of the town of Tongeren, in the province of Limburg in the Flemish region in Belgium.

From the original castle; a fortified keep with a bailey with a farm, only the ruin of the keep remains. The 8-sided keep dates back to the 14th century although I've also read that it might even date back to the 11th century. The keep is also known as the Templar Tower, why, I don't know.

The originally subterranean foundation of the keep is covered with rough silex blocks, corresponding with the circular cellar inside. Originally the entrance would have been on the first floor, reachable by a removable wooden staircase. This first floor would have been the reception and kitchen level.

I haven't been able to find anything about its place in history, former owners or who built it. So if you can provide me with this information, please mail me!

The tower is situated on the grounds of a farm hotel. This is private property so access is prohibited. Except for guests I presume. It's a nice keep, too bad I couldn't climb it.


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Mulken Tower

Mulken Tower, locally known as Toren van Mulken, stands in the village of Mulken, just west of the town of Tongeren, in the province of Limburg in the Flemish region in Belgium.

From the original castle; a fortified keep with a bailey with a farm, only the ruin of the keep remains. The 8-sided keep dates back to the 14th century although I've also read that it might even date back to the 11th century. The keep is also known as the Templar Tower, why, I don't know.

The originally subterranean foundation of the keep is covered with rough silex blocks, corresponding with the circular cellar inside. Originally the entrance would have been on the first floor, reachable by a removable wooden staircase. This first floor would have been the reception and kitchen level.

I haven't been able to find anything about its place in history, former owners or who built it. So if you can provide me with this information, please mail me!

The tower is situated on the grounds of a farm hotel. This is private property so access is prohibited. Except for guests I presume. It's a nice keep, too bad I couldn't climb it.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/mulken-tower#sigFreeId529fc4171b