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Ruine Nordhusen

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HISTORY

The church was built on the north bank of Lake Beber in the second half of the 12th century and its masonry consists of gray bricks in grauvachic schist (greywackeschist), regularly carved. Of the old church structure, currently in ruins, only part of the tower of the cross survives, which has typical features of the towers present in Magdeburger Börde, a plain located in the center of the Saxe-Anhalt region.

Nowadays we can admire only two large round arches that connected it to the old nave (currently non-existent), two sound openings of the bell tower on the north and south sides and five more sound openings located on the east wall of the tower, completely preserved.

 

WHY THIS PLACE

Since 1993 it has been part of the Romanesque Route, a tourist route (integrated with the European Transromic network) that takes you from Hillersleben to the Ecomusée Haldensleben-Hundisburg, connecting 88 buildings in 73 locations in the region. The centennial church looks forward to hosting a unique and different celebration when it comes to marriage.

CURIOSITIES

• Located in the deserted village of Nordhusen (North Hussen), founded around 531 by Saxon and Frankish peasants, this church is located on the outskirts of the city of Haldensleben, in the district of Börde, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
• Around 1214, the inhabitants of North Hussen began to abandon the site, probably for security reasons, and the settlement's focus shifted to Hundisburg, until Nordhusen was completely abandoned in the late 15th century, around 1458.
• The tower, 17 meters high, measures 11.80 by 5.20 meters at the base and its large dimensions indicate that Nordhusen was once a city of some importance. The artistic merits of the tower came to light only in the 19th century, when the Althaldensleben-Hundisburg park began to be created, which includes the gardens of the former Althaldensleben monastery and the baroque parks of Hundisburg and constitutes one of the most important park complexes in Germany .
• Around 1214, the inhabitants of North Hussen formed to abandon the place, probably for security reasons, and the settlement's focus shifted to Hundisburg, until Nordhusen was completely abandoned in the late 15th century, around 1458.
• The tower, 17 meters high, measures 11.80 by 5.20 meters at the base and its large dimensions indicate that Nordhusen was once a city of some importance. The artistic merits of the tower only surfaced in the 19th century, when it began to be created in the Althaldensleben-Hundisburg park, which includes the gardens of the former Althaldensleben monastery and the Baroque parks of Hundisburg and group one of Germany's most important park collections .

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