Schloss Berge, dating to the XIII century, was built in the water environment to protect Erl, which is part of Gelsenkirchen today. For 200 years, it belonged to the House of Bergen, in the XVI century, the castle passed into the possession of the House of Backem, under which it became the most influential castle north of the Emscher.
When in the XVIII century the owners of the castle got a title of nobility, the castle was rebuilt in the style of early classicism, with the English garden, which today is a park with flower beds. It has been visited by Napoleon Bonaparte and his opponent, the winner of Waterloo, Marshal Blucher. Today the castle, whose appearance is maximally close to the model of the XVIII century after reconstruction, belongs to the city of Buer and is a hotel with a restaurant specializing in national cuisine.