Fruit variety museum Fliehburg with many old types of fruit on the orchards. Information boards on the type of fruit are located on the trees.
Further information boards at the "main entrance" to the orchard provide information about the origins and significance of the museum. The meadows are looked after by the ANTL (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Naturschutz Tecklenburger Land e.V.). The ANTL herd of walking sheep can also be found here more frequently.
February 21, 2020
In 1992, ANTL was able to purchase two properties in Brochterbeck (town of Tecklenburg), which were known under the field name "Fliehburg" and are located directly on Hermannsweg. The total size of both areas is approx. 3.8 ha. The existing structures, such as the beech forest to the north, the remains of a heath area and various field hedges gave rise to the desire to permanently preserve this typical, small-scale Tecklenburg cultural landscape and also to create a collection of fruit varieties here .A total of around 1.5 hectares of arable land was converted into grassland, which was planted with around 130 fruit trees by 1993. In addition to preserving the Tecklenburg local varieties, a selection of rare historical apple varieties was also planted, such as the Eifeler Rambour and the Brakeler. In the years that followed, the collection gradually grew, today there are around 150 fruit trees: around 80 apple trees, 30 pear trees, 15 plum, plum and mirabelle plum trees and 15 sweet cherries, supplemented by walnut trees, real quinces, a medlar, a Edible chestnut and a service tree.
March 27, 2022
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