Castle Ruin

Posted on January 31, 2005

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.