Lembecksburg was a medieval ring wall with a diameter of 95 meters and a height of ten meters. According to old lore, it was constructed in the 9th century as a stronghold against the Vikings and is named after the knight Klaus Lembeck who had allegedly been residing there as a steward of king Valdemar IV of Denmark in the 14th century. After breaking his feudal oath, though, Lembeck is said to have been besieged by the king's host. Ít is disputed though whether Lembeck ever set foot on the island. Archaeological findings on Sylt island in the late 1970s suggest, however, that the Lembecksburg and similar facilities on Sylt date back to the days of the Roman Empire.

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Wolken-Damm, Borgsum, Germany
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Founded: 9-10th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: East Francia (Germany)

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www.borgsum-auf-foehr.de

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Gerd-Holger Siebert (2 years ago)
Relikt aus der Vergangenheit sehenswert
Michael Ortmann (2 years ago)
Guter Ausblick auf Wikinger und Ritterzeiten, eine echte Aussicht auf diese Zeiten, leider zu wenig Infomaterial da es auch in der Hinterlandschaft liegt. Aber Mann kann sich vorstellen wie die Häuser darin aufgebaut waren. Gut das mal gesehen zu haben.
Jana Wagner (3 years ago)
Als ich auf die Burg zuging fühlte ich mich mächtig und war von der Umgebung sehr fasziniert. Ich habe vorab gelesen das Ausgrabungen sichtbar wären. Leider war davon nichts zu erkennen sodass es am Ende nur wie ein Kreis im Grünen wirkte.
Karl Plasser (3 years ago)
Es war für mich spannend zu erkennen, dass diese Burg schon da war, als Föhr noch keine Insel war - eine faszinierende Vorstellung. Die Schautafel ist gut geschrieben und informativ. Wem die Geschichte egal ist, der hat den Ausflug trotzdem nicht vergebens gemacht. Der Blick ins Land ist durch die Erhebung Recht schön.
Toni Felder (3 years ago)
Sehr ruhiger Ort. Beim Betrachten und Herumwandern kann man sich gut vorstellen wie es hier mal gewesen sein könnte. Auf dem Wall hat man eine sehr gute Fernsicht.....
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