Burgdorf Der seit 1433 mit Stadtrechten ausgestattete Ort Bietet das liebenswerte Bild einer behaglichen Kleinstadt. >Schmuckstueck< ist das 1643 anstelle einer mittlealterlichen Wasserburg erbaute Fachwerkschloss. Im Heimatmuseum in einer restaurierten Fachwerkbuergerhaus unter anderem eine der bedeutendsten Zinnfigureensammlungen in Deutschaland und eine Ausstellung zum Thema >Spargel< (geoffnet mittwoch und samstaganachmittags sowie sonnntagvormittage); kulinarisch kann man dieses Theme im Mai und Juni im >>Hotel am Foersterberg<< geniessen. Fruhjahr bis Herbst jeden 3. Samstag im Monat >Pferde- und Kleintiermarkt<. Touristisches >Kapital< ist die abwechlungreiche Landschat mit weiten Waeldern, Heide, urtuemlichen Mooren, Wiesen and Feldern. Deheiztes Freibad am Nassen Berge.
St. Pankratius in Burgdorf is the church where Johann Ludwig Dralle, #32 was christened. I have a paper from this church call 'Tauf-Urkunde' that shows his birth date as 25.3.1775 and his christening date as 28.3.1775. His parents are 'Buerger und Schuster Johann Friedrich Dralle und Anna Sophie Dorothea Konerding". The spelling of Ludwig's name is Ludewig with the 'e' in the center.
Die St.-Pankratius-Kirche, im klassizistischen Stil 1813 neu errichtet, verfügt über eine kostbare und klanglich hervorragende HANS-SCHERER-Barock-Orgel aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, die 1814 für die Kirche erworben werden konnte.
This is an old view of the Bremen Altstadt in Bremen, Germany. The Rathaus is shown on the left. The 'Dom' straight ahead, and the old Borse on the right. The Borse building is not there anymore. This center is only a few steps away from the Schnoor quarter where some of my relatives lived.
This is a picture of the house on Buntentorsteinweg 110 that Johann Heinrich Riethmueller #18 and/or Peter Herman Riethmueller Jr #36 lived and worked in. It is not known for sure if this is the exact building or not. One must always remember that many buildings were lost during World War II and that construction of many buildings didn't exactly conform to the original stature.
The newer photo shows an obvious reconstruction of a house on the same site as Marterburg 22. Today it has been renumbered to Schnoor 1. The house sits on the corner of Marterburg and Schnoor and is in a redeveloped area for artist and gift shops, small cafes and bars. It is quite the tourist attraction today. The street Schnoor is very narrow and is the center of what is called the 'Schnoor Viertel' (Schnoor Quarter).
What city was established as a royal seat by Charlemagne, is the source of Germany's shortest river, and has 200 underground springs? Paderborn (this is from an article by Carl Kuntze in German Life magazine)
Paderborn nestles in the Munster foothills and crests toward the Egge
mountain slopes. The city derives its name from the Pader, Germany's
shortest river, which surges for less than three miles before joining
the Lippe in Schloss Neuhaus. The plateau is based in limestone, which
is porous, bordered by the marl of the lowlands, which is impermeable.
Fissures in the earth absorb not only all precipitation, but collect
water from streams trickling down the western inclines of the Egge
hills. These subterranean streams flow north until they are impeded by
the layer of clay at the boundary of Paderborn, building up a pressure
so great, they erupt to the surface in the center of town, forming over
200 brooks. Between 5,000 and 6,000 liters per second pour out of the
ground, water that never freezes, even in the harshest winters,
temperatures seldom dropping below 15 degrees centigrade, a factor that
encouraged settlement. By adding "born" to the name of the
river, the German word for source, the settlers identified their nascent
hamlet, which predated Roman times. Access to water stimulated
Paderborn's prosperity, and the spring water, which lacked the sulfurous
odor normally associated with spas, made excellent beer, the brew
favored by the inhabitants. Today, a beautifully landscaped park graces
the center of town, and has an ambience of peace that contradicts its
early history. For it was here that the restive Germanic warring tribes
would germinate the seed that would become modern Germany.