the area of Rehburg - Loccumer offers cultural and historical evidence of the pagan-early Christian era of Northern Germany; When the rock, which was constantly cultivated around 1979 when plowing the fields, came to the fore, the archaeologists called for the release of the legendary Asbeke, a settlement mentioned for the first time in the history of the bishop of the Hamburg church and dated around the year 1000; in it the archbishop Adalbert of Bremen (1043-72) is called, who founded the monastery Esbeke in 1050; Since the monastery was located in the territory of the Diocese of Minden, so that on foreign territory, the basis of a further development, hence the existence was withdrawn, even in Adalbert's lifetime, the plant was abandoned, the settlement Asbeke existed until the beginning of the 14th century, Surely the inhabitants gave themselves over to the protection of the Burgansiedlung, which was founded before 1320 Rehburg, the departed nucleus of today's town Rehburg.
Sources (on-site notice board, Lit .: Ernst-August Nebig: The archaeological riddle of Rehburg The disappeared 'Asbeke's abbey' A failed founding from the Middle Ages, 2. Hans-Wilhelm Heine-Norbert Steinau: The Asbeke Abbey on the Rehburger Bergen: A failed founding of the archbishop Adalbert of Hamburg-Bremen around the middle of the 11th century, in: Lower Saxony yearbook for regional history, 1986, pp. 279-287, Internet: 1. ... wikipedia)
September 11, 2017
Asbeke Abbey is an abandoned abbey in the Rehburg Mountains near Rehburg. The construction of the medieval church complex in the 11th century is attributed to the Bremen archbishop Adalbert. The pin was related to the extraction of building materials for the Bremen Cathedral. The remains of the pen system were discovered in 1979 on a field when plowing, after which the Institute for Historic Preservation in Hanover carried out an excavation.
The church complex was located about two kilometers southwest of Rehburg on the eastern slope of the Rehburger mountains below the mountain Loccumer. Nearby was today's Asbeke deserted village. The elevated position allowed a wide view over Rehburg to the Steinhuder Meer. A few hundred meters from the site of the former church is an abandoned quarry. There is sandstone from the Lower Cretaceous with embedded benches made of limestone.
May 20, 2017
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