Castle Rochendaal was built in 1881 by Jean-Henri-Paul Ulens, a lawyer and later mayor of the city of St. Truiden in Belgium. During World War II the small castle was occupied by the Nazis and became part of a Luftwaffe airfield which included 3 runways. Château Rochendaal was renovated and used as a residence for many high-ranking officers. After the War, the castle was taken over by the Belgian Air Force and used again as an officers' residence until 1996 when it was abandoned.
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