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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Olaf Wöhltjen (15 months ago)
Schönes Museum, gutes Essen im Restaurant, gute Ecke zum verweilen und spazieren gehen.
Werner Mueller (2 years ago)
Ich gebe gern die fünf Sterne für diese gute Atmosphäre, die gute Qualität, dass gute Preis- Leistungsverhältnis, dass hohe Fachwissen bei der Bewertung von Weinen. Mein Urteil: Prädikat wertvoll. Gez euer Werner
Martina Schierhorn (2 years ago)
Sehr gut angelegte Ausstellung. Lohnt sich auch mit Kindern. Sehenswert.
Patric Vogel (2 years ago)
Sehr schön restaurierte Burg. Innen als Archäologie-Museum gestaltet, was uns richtig gut gefallen hat. Es gibt jede Menge Ausstellungstücke, Werkzeuge etc. anzuschauen. Auf dem Rückweg waren wir auch beim Vorgeschichtspfad mit einem teilweise zerstörten Steingrab und einem verschlossenen Grabhügel, für den man im Museum den Schlüssel ausleihen kann. Ansonsten ist die Umgebung dort sehr schön und eignet sich gut zum Spazieren.
Wolfgang B. (2 years ago)
Wir haben das Museum im Rahmen des Mittelaltermarktes besucht. Die Burganlage*, das Museum*, der MA.-Markt inkl. der Aufführungen* samt Burg(hof)-Gastronomie* haben uns gut gefallen und wir haben uns an diesem sonnigen Spätnachmittag hier sehr wohl gefühlt!! Ein Besuch, wenn man sich hier in der Nähe aufhält, lohnt auf jeden Fall bzw. ist empfehlenswert!!
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