The former town castle Blankenrode is of particular archaeological importance.
Historians describe the old Blankenrode as "the most concise urban desert in Central Europe". This was built in the middle of the 13th century on the mountain spur of the Südegge as a border fortification for Blankenrode. Prince-Bishop Simon I of Paderborn and the abbot of the Corvey Monastery wanted to use this castle to delimit their sphere of influence from the Count of Waldeck. The old Königsweg, called Herßweg, ran through the city from west to east.
Today it is known as the Warburger Weg, which crosses the watershed between the Rhine and Weser at the highest point here on the ridge of the Südegge. In the "Benge feud" around 1390, the city was destroyed.
February 5, 2019
As part of the “KinderErlebniswelt Natur”, the urban desert of Blankenrode was acoustically brought back to life. At twelve listening stations, visitors can immerse themselves in the year 1393. In that year the city of Blankenrode was given up and fell desolate.
The information was prepared in a child-friendly manner and accompanied by appropriate noises: the hammering of a blacksmith, the rattle of horses' hooves, market shouts ...
November 19, 2020
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