Bederkesa Castle

Bederkesa, Germany

Bederkesa is a medieval castle built originally in the 12th century. 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.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Günther Claassen (10 months ago)
A beautiful place.
Taira Kelenius (2 years ago)
Cute little museum. Worth seeing for anyone interested in archeology. The castle from the outside is great, a nice playground and a lake right next door. And also a few places to eat. The ladies at the cash register were also super friendly and helpful. Thanks for that!
Taira Kelenius (2 years ago)
Cute little museum. Worth seeing for anyone interested in archeology. The castle from the outside is great, a nice playground and a lake right next door. And also a few places to eat. The ladies at the cash register were also super friendly and helpful. Thanks for that!
Jens Wilkens (2 years ago)
Very nice outside. It was just lunch break when we got there and we didn't want to wait. When we are back in bathroom B we will go back and look at the interior.
Lou Nase (2 years ago)
It's a shame that you are not allowed in with your dog. It would be advisable to put a note on the website so that a long journey can be avoided. Very annoying when this is free! We weren't the only ones with a dog that day. But there is no star for the fact that no dogs are allowed, but for the absolute rudeness of the lady at the entrance! If you are so dissatisfied with your own life, maybe you shouldn't work in a job where you come into contact with other people! If you are snapped at like that after a polite question, you just want to get away quickly. A real shame. Otherwise we would have liked to go there another time without a dog. But not like that!
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