Biederitz Grooves On The Doors And Irish Folk Music

You’ll find the town of Biederitz and its six districts just to the east of Magdeburg, in Saxony-Anhalt. Each of these villages are special, offering something unique from ruins to Irish Folk Music.

Yeah, how’s that happen?

Biederitz really loves music. Even the Evangelical Church is the venue for a number of concerts throughout its Biederitz Summer Concert Series.

In Heyrothsberge they’re always holding events like the aforementioned Irish Folk Music. They even hold a festival dedicated to the sixties rock band The Doors.

To some, The Doors is a rock band from ancient history. To others, the 1960’s is a mere drop in time. Especially when you’re comparing it to some of the real historical sites in town.

I’d say the 12th century Village Church in Woltersdorf is pretty old. It was once a fortified church, and still has its Romanesque features including its medieval baptismal font. The rest of the inside, however, comes from the 18th century.

While you’re here in Woltersdorf, come see the 15th century Gut Woltersdorf — a manor house once owned by the von Alvensleben family for hundreds of years.

Gübs might not have a hundreds of years old manor house, but it does have an old Village Church. It started simple enough, as a Hospital Church in 1275, built also in a Romanesque style. You can’t even tell it was rebuilt in the late 1940s, early 1950s after being destroyed during World War II.

Gerwisch’s Village Church started in medieval times, but after a horrible fire in 1825 (that destroyed the entire village, BTW) it was rebuilt in 1841.

The village of Königsborn might not have an over the top church, but it does have a castle ruin. With a bit of imagination you can envision how this huge manor might’ve looked in its heyday.

Among the rural scenery in Königsborn are the old barracks of a former Tank Division. Considering that this village has been around since the Iron Age, that’s a lot of history all in one place.

To make it even better here in Biederitz, the countryside located within the Fläming Heath is quite picturesque. Find yourself a hiking trail, throw on some Doors music in honor of Biederitz, and start walking. The hardest part of that is figuring out what song of theirs to put on.

I’m going with People Are Strange… ;-)

 

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