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Castle Evenburg, Loga (Leer) Germany | by Marco Bond
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Castle Evenburg, Loga (Leer) Germany

The origins of the Evenburg are connected with the Dutch colonel Ehrentreuter, who built the Dutch-baroque castle surrounded by moats from 1642-50 for his wife Eva von Ungnad. Then, the castle changed ownership over to the Counts von Wedel and was rebuilt in new Gothic style in 1850.


The outer ward from 1703, the Meierhof and the Belfriedenhof as ancient working quarters are part of the castle. Extremely damaged by the war, the historical façade was rebuilt after the war in simple form. After decades of negligence, since 1975 the castle belongs to the Landkreis Leer and was now redeveloped. The park again presents itself as an English landscape park which is ideal for a walk at any time. Along complex paths, you'll see ponds and artificial brooks, and you'll discover many kinds of trees and bushes.


Particularly in spring-time, the park is very beautiful, when daffodils and wood anemones form dense beds. The rooms of the castle which were whitewashed and deprived of their decoration while being restored in meticulous work to their original version (banqueting hall) or the second version from the end of the 19th century (foyer). The façade now has its old gables, towers and cornices once more. At leisure and cultural offers, the castle is an enrichment of cultural life in Ostfriesland.



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Uploaded on August 17, 2012