Beeskow is calling all writers. Think you got the goods to write well enough to be considered Beeskow’s Castle Writer? Imagine living in a castle for six months, working in solitude (any of you out there with kids at home will appreciate this), and working with the Brandenburg community at large.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
If you think this is good, imagine what else Beeskow has in store. But, first let me tell you about its castle (that’s where the Castle Writer gets to live). It’s got a torture chamber (c’mon, you really didn’t think a medieval castle wouldn’t have one, did you?), a regional history museum, and an art exhibition area within its complex.
St. Mary’s is another medieval structure around here, minus the torture chamber. This is a church. Of course, it wouldn’t have one of those, it would have competed with the castle’s. Ha-ha, there’s my bad attempt at a joke. ;-)
Look around and you’ll find more medieval sites around here. Parts of the original city wall and the Luckauer Tor (a gate, the town’s landmark) are still preserved. And a former monk hostel can be found right off the Stadtmauer (defense wall).
Enough with the Middle Ages, there’s more to be done in Beeskow. Visiting the Jewish cemetery, the graves of forced laborers, and the Fascist Memorial should all be on your itinerary.
Wow, I just jumped from the medieval to 20th century history. I should have told you about the 15th century oldest house in town; and all of Beeskow’s festivals.
St. Mary’s holds all sorts of concerts throughout the year, an Easter Festival, and Old Town Festival (1st weekend in June); and both the Anglers and Opera Festivals in August.
As if that’s not enough, you’ve got the Bauernmarkt or Farmer’s Market every September and the obligatory Christmas market in late November or early December.
Hey, you read this far… Do you think I got what it takes to be the (or a) Castle Writer? I sure wouldn’t mind living in Castle Beeskow. Actually, I wouldn’t mind just living in Beeskow. So what about applying all together, sharing the commissions, and living happily thereafter? :-)