Borgsum, Germany

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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Daniel E (16 months ago)
There is not much to see here and the place could certainly be presented a little better. How about a series of pictures of how the "castle" developed and what it used to look like? Either way, as a visitor to Föhr you should also have seen this spot.
Bernd Isenstedt (17 months ago)
Archaeological excavations are currently taking place, so parts of the interior are closed off. Still a nice place as always.
Torsten Genthe (19 months ago)
Heinrich von Handzahm (20 months ago)
Magic Place and nice walkaround
Peer Albrecht (21 months ago)
The archaeological value is certainly more significant than the visual or even tourist. If you pass by here or are in the vicinity, you are welcome to "stop in" and take a few photos. The view from above is certainly quite nice in good weather and the sheep next door also make a fine motif (see photos) I wouldn't drive here just because of the wall.
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