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Burgplatz Mansingen

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  • / Schloss Fikensholt
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  • / Möhlenbölt
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  • / Schutzhütte an der Draisinenstrecke
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    Photo: Hartmut Ahlers, Fotoclub Westerstede
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    Photo: Hartmut Ahlers, Fotoclub Westerstede
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    Photo: Hartmut Ahlers, Fotoclub Westerstede
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    Photo: Hartmut Ahlers, Fotoclub Westerstede
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A very scenic hiking trail that leads past Fikensolt Castle to Mansingen Castle Square. Via the Torsholter Kirchweg it goes past the "Möhlenbölt" and the Friesian monument back to the starting point.
Distance 6.6 km
1:41 h
3 m
53 m
Highlights along the way:

 

The Friesian Monument

 

No sooner had the last disputes been forgotten than a new dispute sparked between the Ammerländer and the East Frisians. Count Ulrich von Ostfriesland fell into the Ammerland in 1457 and laid Apen in ruins. Count Gerd then retaliated by destroying the Frisian villages Detern and Hollen and driving the cattle away. The Frisians did not want to let that sit on themselves and forged a plan under the leadership of Edo Boyung. They soon plundered many neighboring towns of Westerstede and took advantage of Count Gerd's absence, who was out of the country at the time, to congratulate his brother on winning the Swedish royal crown. But they hadn't counted on tough resistance from the peasants. Since some looters lost their lives, they withdrew. But the farmers did not give up so easily. They blocked the old military route between Mansie and Fikensolt with tree trunks and defeated the surprised Frisians in a great battle. To commemorate this battle, the Friesian monument was erected in 1912. The top inscription reads: "In memory of the fight between the Oldenburg counts and the East Frisian chiefs for supremacy in North Oldenburg and the defeat of the East Frisians in 1457 through the brave behavior of the Ammerlanders."

 

Mansingen Castle Square is a cultural monument. In 1226 the castle square with the outer castle complex and the surrounding moat was mentioned for the first time. The castle grounds are known to the locals as Hammjeborg. Today one larger and several smaller hills can be seen in an attractive moor landscape. The main castle complex was likely to have stood on the larger hill, the outer bailey and utility areas on the smaller elevations. The castle complex was probably created in the extensive boggy plains by backfilling and originally served as a refuge. The ring wall system is referred to in archeology as a motte (hill castle). Presumably in the 13th century, this moth became a moated castle or tower hill castle through the construction of earth walls and moats, the course of which can be clearly seen today. (Source Wikipedia) There is also a listening point here.

Fikensolt Castle is a moated castle. The castle was the former seat of the Lords of Fikensolt. In 1457 the "Battle of Fikensolt and Mansingen" took place near Fikensolt, in which the Oldenburg counts met the East Frisian chiefs and gained supremacy in North Oldenburg (see the memorial near Fikensolterfeld). The moated castle was built as a baroque castle in the second half of the 18th century as the successor to the earlier castle complex of the Knights of Fikensolt. Today only the manor house remains of the former Fikensolt manor. The property was renovated in 1985-88 and is not open to the public as private property. (Source Wikipedia), There is also a listening station at the castle.

Author’s recommendation

On this hike you will pass three of our 26 listening stations. It's worth listening to!
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Ammerland Touristik
Updated: May 03, 2021
Highest point
53 m
Lowest point
3 m

Tips and hints

The hiking trail is signposted in both directions with a white B on a black background.

Start

Parking spot Landerlebnis, Seghorner Straße 6, Westerstede (53 m)
Coordinates:
DD
53.239415, 7.934521
DMS
53°14'21.9"N 7°56'04.3"E
UTM
32U 428892 5899433
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Destination

Parking spot Landerlebnis, Seghorner Straße 6, Westerstede

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all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplatz beim Landerlebnis, Seghorner Weg 6, Westerstede

Coordinates

DD
53.239415, 7.934521
DMS
53°14'21.9"N 7°56'04.3"E
UTM
32U 428892 5899433
w3w 
///summered.snooty.arrests
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Festes Schuhwerk ist empfehlenswert!

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Annette Rommel
March 21, 2021 · Community
Heute Nachmittag sind wir den wunderschönen Weg abgelaufen. Leider gibt es nicht die volle Punktzahl, weil am Burgplatz Mansingen KEINE Hörstation vorhanden ist. Die sei abgebaut, sagte eine vorbeifahrende Radfahrerin - schade! Übrigens führt der Weg am „Möhlenbült“ vorbei und nicht am „Möhlenbölt“! Einen weiteren Druckfehler habe ich außerdem auf der Karte entdeckt: dort steht Gut Finkensolt statt Fikensolt. Herzlichst 🙋🏻‍♀️
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Wolfram Seppel 
June 10, 2018 · Community
Eine landschaftlich reizvolle und informative Tour für zwischendurch.
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When did you do this route? June 03, 2018
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Freialtar beim Burgplatz Mansingen
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Draisinenbahnhof
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Jens Siebert
March 16, 2018 · Community
Bis auf den Beginn der Route landschaftlich sehr ansprechend und dabei noch informativ durch die Hörstationen entlang des Weges!
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Dienstag, 18. August 2020, 15:17 Uhr
Freialtar beim Burgplatz Mansingen
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Distance
6.6 km
Duration
1:41 h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
53 m

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