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Spend your holidays where once the noble lived. Today, the motto prevails: „Eala Frya Fresena – Welcome, free Friesians.“ Farmer’s municipalities – farm republics – formed a kind of “Friesian UN” of the Middle Ages. They developed strategies to defend Friesian liberty and discussed Friesian law issues. The “Thingstätte“ Upstalsboom at Aurich-Rahe reminds of the ancient assembly place of envoys of the “Sieben Seelande” (seven sea lands).

In the middle of the 14th century, Friesian liberty made way for the reign of chiefs (later counts and princes). They rallied followers and built castles and citadels. This was done to strengthen their power – and to make tourists happy today. Dive into Friesian history: search for traces of tradition and culture of the East Friesians behind brick walls and moats. The particularity here is that some of the historic walls house descendants of  ancient nobility. And they have the same problems as all others to preserve the monuments. Events – sometimes the locations are used as film backgrounds – help to collect money to preserve the historic buildings from aging.


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Castle Evenburg

The origins of the Evenburg are connected with the Dutch colonel Ehrentreuter, who built the..

Jever

Castle Museum

The castle of Jever, surrounded by an idyllically English garden, is among the most beautiful..

Jever

Castle Museum

The castle of Jever, surrounded by an idyllically English garden, is among the most beautiful..

Sande

Castle Gödens

In 1671, the castle surrounded by moats was built in its present form in the style of Dutch Baroque..

Wilhelmshaven

Castle Kniphausen

The castle was built in 1438 as the residence of a medieval chieftain. In 1708 a fire destroyed the..

Krummhörn-Greetsiel

Castle Manninga

The Castle in Pewsum goes back to the year 1458 and was originally - as the name suggests - the..

Dornumerland

Castle Norderburg

Around 1400, there were three castles at Dornum: the Wester, Oster and Norder castle.

Krummhörn-Greetsiel

Osterburg

The village Groothusen in Krummhörn was an important trading center in the early Middle Ages.


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