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Burgruine Boyneburg

Burgruine Boyneburg

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Recommended by 88 out of 92 mountain bikers


  • Nordhesse

    The castle was first mentioned in 1107.
    Every year on Ascension Day there is a prayer and 1000 breads and 6 kg of bacon are thrown among the people.
    The bread should be kept at home because it is supposed to protect the house from lightning.
    This custom arises from the story "The Miss von der Boyneburg" from one of the works of the Brothers Grimm.

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    • May 29, 2019

  • CarKes

    Steep climb to the ruins, but worth it in any case

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    • March 25, 2019

  • Daniela

    The legend of the castle ruins:
    "In the distant past, many years ago - when this castle was still inhabited by the von Boyneburgk family, 3 sisters also lived here in deep love. Of these sisters, the youngest, who was born during a thunderstorm, once dreamed that she would lose her life in a thunderstorm. When she reached her 18th year, a strong thunderstorm came over the castle and stayed over it for three days and nights, causing the inhabitants of the castle great fear and terror. Then the youngest lady remembered the dream she had had and shared it with her sisters, who resolved to sacrifice themselves for their darling; carefully concealed the sisters, hastened to the castle gate, implored heaven's protection and mercy in fervent prayers and were ready to die.

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    • June 2, 2022

  • Daniela

    But the storm did not recede, the thunder roared more powerfully and the lightning flashed mightily, arousing fear and terror; then the youngest lady recognized her fate, courageously and trusting in God, she went out in front of the castle, in a hot prayer she commended her soul to the highest, - then a bolt of lightning flashed and she was gone -, even the storm had gone, it was reconciled . This donation will be distributed in her memory."

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    • June 2, 2022

  • Cille 🚴

    Beautiful ruin, well worth a visit.

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    • October 26, 2020

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Location: Sontra, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


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