Blankenburg Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Großes Schloß 1, 38889 Blankenburg (Harz), Germany
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About Blankenburg Castle
Blankenburg Castle was a small castle in the village of Engehausen in the municipality of Essel in the German state of Lower Saxony. It dates roughly to the 13th century. All that remains are parts of the surrounding rampart. Today a rural farmstead, formerly a manor house, stands on the site of the old castle.
Attractions Near Blankenburg Castle
The Teufelsmauer is a rock formation of the hard sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous in the northern part of the Harz Przedgórze in the center of Germany. This rock face runs from Blankenburg via Weddersleben and Rieder to Ballenstedt. Many legends and myths have been woven in order to try to explain the unusual rock formation. It was placed under protection as early as 1833 and, in 1852, by the head of the district authority in order to prevent quarrying of the much sought-after sandstone.
Regenstein Castle in Blankenburg is one of the special sights in the Harz with impressively preserved rooms, worked in the rock, give an idea of how important and defensive Regenstein Castle once was. The castle is surrounded by remnants of a more recent fortress. The open-air museum makes various rooms accessible and tells the story of Regenstein through many different exhibits. At Easter, Whitsun, and in July, Regenstein Castle's past comes alive.
A highly unusual rock feature on the Teufelsmauer rock formation not far from Timmenrode in the Harz Mountains in central Germany. One of the hiking attractions in this area and also a place blessed with natural beauty. Next to it is a rock cave known as the Kuhstall.
Sandhöhlen are two sand caves known individually as the Große Sandhöhle and Kleine Sandhöhle. These are a natural monument in the Harz district in Saxony-Anhalt. It is believed that there was a Germanic Thing place there in prehistoric times. The very fine quartz sand extracted here was previously used as scouring sand and as grit to clean floorboards. From hiking enthusiasts, this place received the title “Most beautiful stamp place of 2009”.
The Wendefurth Dam near Wendefurth in the Harz is one of the dams downstream of the Rappbode Dam, that provides flood protection as well as impounding the River Bode to provide the lower reservoir for the Wendefurth Power Station. In addition it is a bathing lake and also supports fish farming.
The Blue Lake is an artificial lake between Hüttenrode and Rübeland in the Harz Mountains, not far from Bundesstraße 27. The lake was created as part of mining activities in this region. It is located in the conservation area resin and Northern Harz region and in the Harz nature park. It was classified as a valuable geotope by the State Office for Geology and Mining and is now used for geotourism.
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Discover More Attractions in Saxony-Anhalt, Where Blankenburg Castle Is Located
Saxony-Anhalt is a state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia, and Lower Saxony. Almost all of Saxony-Anhalt lies within the North European Plain, and its landscapes exhibit impacts from successive eras of glaciation. One of the beautiful states in Germany which were blessed with natural beauty.