The "Telecommunications Tower Barsinghausen", which was put into operation in 1969 after a two-year construction period, was originally named after the city of Bad Münder - the main direction of its transmission facilities. But even this name is not quite correct, because it is located in Lauenau area. With its total height of 150 meters, it is only 78th in the list of the tallest towers in Germany. The shaft is 139 meters high, 75 meters above the forest floor opens the first platform.Originally, the widely visible building stood "only" 140 meters into the sky. Due to the construction of the private broadcaster ffn and the due installation of antenna systems, in 1987 the entire tower head was exchanged in a costly measure and a higher transmission mast with better stability was mounted.
March 18, 2018
Something hides the sign for Heisterburg. After a short distance we reach the remains of an old refuge. Right at the entrance, a board where, if not smeared, you can read everything worth knowing. But in brief: The Heisterburg is an old Germanic flying castle. In times of danger, the nearby population, including their mobile property, could find shelter here. When this Wallburg was really built, the historians argue about it. The finds that were made in the complex pointed to the 10th to 12th century. The main castle is about 105 x 85 m in size and is surrounded by a 1.70 m strong mortar wall. At the rear were wall piles surrounded by a 2.50 m deep ditch. In the NW and SO corner were gates that could be closed in case of danger.
December 17, 2017
The Heisterburg in the Deister dealt with the remains of a fortified castle from the 10th to the 12th century near the Lauenau district of Feggendorf on the territory of the municipality Nenndorf in Lower Saxony.
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March 18, 2018
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