The Staden castle was located in a wooded area, of which the Houthulst forest is a remnant. It is said that Field Marshal von Hindenburg, an important and high-ranking officer of the German Fourth Army, stayed at the castle during World War I. During the intense fighting of the final offensive in July 1917, the castle was destroyed by British artillery fire. The castle no longer exists today, but a small part of its rampart can still be found in the landscape. Furthermore, the foundations of the castle were incorporated in a large stone bench in the Kasteeldrevestraat.
Photo: collection gemeente Staden