Sonja

Sonja

Posted on 08/09/2013


Photo taken on June 17, 2013



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On the trail up to the ruin Hardenberg. This was the castle of the poet's family, as they need to point out / Auf dem Wanderweg zur Ruine Hardenberg. Das war das Stammschloss von des Poeten Sippe, wie sie dezent anmerken.

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Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Appreciate the information you include with your pictures, Sonja.
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Well, this pic would have no interest at all without the curiousity how the main branch of this noble family employs a a dead guy from a side line that found some considerable posthume fame as a poet. He was one of the founders of romanticism, but the one who died very early. Son of a dude who had their name but had his own castle at Oberwiederstedt.
The branch at the old family seat at this time had a rather new comfy barroque castle in the valley as they old keep came down over their heads some 80 years before the boy was born and nobody cared about the ruin left on the rock, but almost 40 years after his dead, when romanticism was at it's peak, they suddenly renovated the ruin -- not to live in it again, but to make it a landscaped overlook with pretty rose bushes and a safe intact tower, luring university students from nearby Goettingen as a hiking destination. And it got as well linked with the late nephew as possible. After all, meanwhile the main branch Hardenbergs made money with a brewery and destillery right there next to the new castle, and I guess young romantic men getting thristy and moody after overlooking the valley and thinking of a favorite poets young death was then a major target market. ;D
4 years ago.