Photoblog > Castle Ruin

Posted on January 31, 2005 by Wim

Last week we walked on the westside of the river to Deventer. It is a lovely walk of some 18 km, and the landscape is very varied and interesting. I already showed some shots here this past week.
We also saw the remains of the medieval castle the ‘Nijenbeek’, which was greatly damaged at the end of WW II when Canadians shelled German troops who had a stronghold in the castle.
It is alo known for the story of the fat duke, who was held prisoner  inside and who, when he was released, had grown so fat that they had to break out a doorway for him to go out.

Castle Ruin

On this day in history

  • Tangle
  • Museum
  • Terschelling XVIII
  • From the Train III
  • House
  • Town Wall
  • Sheep Cat

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By Jasper on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 22:37

So is the story true? Can you see a busted out door? :)

By Wim van der Meij on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 09:28

Not many doors left inside I’m afraid. Also I think the same sort of story is told about some other castles, so will we ever know?

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