Bovenden And Its Incredibly Romantic Burg Plesse

There are only a few places in our modern world that drum up romantic images like a medieval castle. And, Bovenden is lucky enough to have a spectacular one that dates back to 1015 A.D.

Not only does Burg Plesse have a fantastic gourmet restaurant offering views of stunning the Lower Saxony countryside, it also offers a chance to eat like a Lord or Lady of the manor for a medieval meal in the Knights’ Hall.

It’s also a fantastic place for a wedding, for which many are held here. If you’re looking for something romantic, why not renew your vows in the shadow of an 11th century castle tower. Burg Plesse’s formidable tower (with walls 12 feet thick) is where you’ll find most of the castle’s history exhibits and an awesome view of the surrounding forest.

There was another castle to be found here in the neighborhood of Harste. An old water castle, built towards the latter half of the 13th century, it has been in ruins since the 18th century. It now sits within an administrative complex and surrounded by old farms, making it have real Old World charm.

To say that Bovenden’s only claim to fame are its castles would do the town a serious injustice. This place sits within some wonderful forest with many cycling and hiking trails within south of Lower Saxony. When hiking, look out for the European Eibe, an evergreen tree that’s one of the oldest species in all of Europe. Sadly, this majestic tree is now considered to be endangered.

There’s also a wonderful town swimming pool and tennis courts.

Bovenden is just a stone’s throw north of the big sister Göttingen, making it quite easy to get here. But, the romance of a castle from the Middle Ages and strolling along a forest path looking for a special tree might just be worth anything it would take to get here.

 

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