Burg Bederkesa

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17 Amtsstraße, Bad Bederkesa, Germany
Burg Bederkesa - Historical basement, now used by restaurant Burgschänke
Burg Bederkesa - Bederkesa Castle, surrounded by a little ditch
Burg Bederkesa - Roland statue in front of castle
Burg Bederkesa - Bederkesa Castle

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Remains of a long local history Sep 04, 2014
Burg Bederkesa is a water castle in Bad Bederkesa, a little town in Northern Germany. Originally located within a lake, it offered some defence opportunities. Its original owners, the counts of Bederkesa, lost their fief in 1381. For more than two centuries, the City of Bremen became owner of this castle and its surrounding subjects. As a symbol of sovereignty, they have constructed a Roland statue which is still standing in front of castle. Until 1859, this castle served as administrative centre of its surrounding area. In 1881, it was sold to local investors who converted it into a hotel. This hotel, however, became ramshackle and was deemed to demolition, when the local county administration bought it in 1975, spending much money for reconstruction. Since 1982, the castle serves as museum of local archeology. Remains of prehistoric and medieval houses have been dug from three abandoned villages, Fallward, Feddersen and Flögeln. These Anglo-Saxons moved to England around 450 AD and left their villages uninhabited.

This museum is fundamental for local children who are getting their first insight into history. It is a nice side trip for local travellers who want to make a little break, but it is no must-see destination for world travellers. Thus, all explanations are in German only.

This castle also includes a restaurant called Burgschänke.
Bederkesa Castle
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jumpingnorman says:
oh, just saw again, there used to be a lake around it - hope they create the lake again :)
Posted on: Sep 04, 2014
jumpingnorman says:
nice review - a water castle because it has a lake around it? :)
Posted on: Sep 04, 2014
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