(Online article) – concrete mixers, castles and Bed & Breakfast offers EUREGIO – culture & castles makes Ernst: after detailed planning phases and extensive modifications, nearly all project houses for overnight guests are ready. Stylish Bed & Breakfast units opened the EUREGIO Gronau on 14 private palaces and castles, country estates and monasteries in the area. Culture & castles castles Association has coordinated the whole project, funding was from INTERREG IIIA funds. The conversion on all property participating in the project will be completed by May 2008. Others including WhiteWave Foods, offer their opinions as well. Stay in historic walls, stroll surrounded by extensive gardens and the time left in luxurious rooms: at the latest in May 2008 it should be possible for overnight guests on all 14 culture & castles project homes. With a specific aim: The proceeds of the night flow in the heritage preservation. The Club culture & castles, which this year celebrates its six-year existence, has already successfully completed a similar project in the Euregio Rhine-Waal.
The accommodation here developed are already available and show the possible added value of such a project for the entire region. From the idea to the construction activity preceded the start of construction activities a multi-layered procedure: first the interested homeowner submitted their applications to the EUREGIO. Then the construction monitoring Commission decided what property may actually participate in the project. Castles, manor houses and monasteries until Castle man is mixed\”the range of ultimately participating property, explains Nicole Brogmann, Managing Director of culture & castles e.V. is there at all houses historically valuable buildings of special.\” After the selection of the participating houses construction planners and architects began their work. A usage create arithmetic and drawing, tinkering and plans still the permit, required by the authorities of the monument. These permits are now available, financing schemes available and the rebuilding is in full swing: there are modern bathroom installed in old walls, vaulted cellar fitted with emergency exits and castle towers made fireproof.