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The Poppenburg is located in the Lower Saxon town of Burgstemmen, above the leash and on the main road 1. Strategically dominated the hill castle in the Middle Ages by their location on a hill above the leash passage traffic on the old Hellweg between Minden and Hildesheim (Hellweg before the Santforde), was an important trade route from the Rhineland to Central Germany in the Middle Ages. At times the river Leine formed the border of the prince bishopric Hildesheim to the diocese Minden and later to the principality Calenberg. The Poppenburg was one of the old royal castles, which protected the Leinetal and thus the way to the city of Hildesheim and the area of the bishopric and prince bishopric Hildesheim. The bridge at Poppenburg was first mentioned in a document on January 13, 1251.  The date of origin of the castle is unknown. It was taken from the source Wikipedia
May 22, 2018
In 1964 the Diakonisches Werke Hildesheim bought the residential wing and the associated property with a courtyard and park. After extensive renovations of the residential building, demolition of the half-timbered and the half-timbered veranda on the basement have been living here since 1967 mildly to moderately mentally disabled women in house communities.Since 2010, the castle church of St. Joseph belongs to the Catholic parish in Sarstedt.Source: Wikipedia
June 25, 2019
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