Norderburg Castle

Dornum, Germany

Norderburg is a moated castle that was established in the 14th century. It was destroyed in 1514 during the Saxonian rebellion and rebuilt in 1534 by Hicko Kankena.

The castle's architecture is quite impressive with a beautiful facade, flanked by two lion statues at the entrance, an ornately designed Knight's Hall, and a spectacular great hall that features baroque paintings. The castle changed many owners and was also used as a private school, and later as a college. Since 1951, it is home to a middle school.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Markus Hartlieb (3 years ago)
Nice excursion spot in this area, afterwards to the windmill and eat a Berliner ;-)
Danny Ludewig (3 years ago)
Nice, you should take a look, we didn't take a tour. With the park located on the premises, it is a lot of fun to take a long walk there.
Immobilienfotografie Gerdes - HomeScan3D (3 years ago)
Very nice castle. Great photo motif ?
Henning Gieseke (4 years ago)
The Wasserschloss Dornum is the former Norderburg, which was built in the 14th century and was the seat of the Dornum glory. In 1481, the glory rights were granted by Countess Thefa of Ostfriesland. In the Saxon feud it was destroyed in 1514 and 1535 by Hicko Kankena d.J. rebuilt. Since 1942 it is state sectetum and is used today as secondary school. Unfortunately, a visit is only possible in the context of specially registered tours.
Joris Beerten (4 years ago)
My 5 stars go to the combination of the building and the current art exhibition. Various artists exhibit their work in the context of "Kunstpreis 2019". The lock is not large and apparently not always open to the public. Now it is and the art exhibited was appreciated. Although that is of course very personal. Recommended for, for example, passengers waiting in Dornum for the return trip to Norden with the "Museumeisenbahn" (historic train)
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