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Only 5 min with bycle from Steinhaus Hof

Fresh wind in the old chief castle

In the Rheiderland, near the Dutch border, stands the most original chief castle of East Frisia. In the course of the thirteenth century, individual families within the former free rural communities had risen to special power and influence. These chief families built tower-shaped fortified brick buildings, the stone houses. Under changing political conditions later changed their function and shape.

While the few surviving stone houses are hidden behind additions and additions, and all the rest are only archaeologically detectable, the medieval tower of Bunderhee has been preserved largely unadulterated. Many details in the exterior and interior of the building tell of the individual phases of its history.