"Doornenburg, a castle where the river Rhine splits" Doornenburg by Pavlik_NL

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Doornenburg, the castle of Sleeping Beauty

Doornenburg , is a small village in the most South-Eastern corner of the "Betwue" (riverlands). Here the river Rhine splits in two, the Southern river Waal and the one turning North the Nederrijn (Lower Rhine), partly called the "Pannerdens Canal". Just outside the village lies the castle of Doornenburg, which would mean translated "Castle of the Thorns" or "Thornborough". In name, this must be the castle where Sleeping beauty waiting asleep a 100 years for her prince to kiss her awake.
The castle is the oldest in it's kind in The Netherlands and dates back to the 9th century. It's indeed a castle that looks exactly like the ones in fairytalebooks and visitors with me are always brought here (preferably by bike).

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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2004 at 2:05 PM

    Ja, je hebt gelijk, ik vond Doornenburg ook prachtig. Great page of this corner of the world !!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2003 at 2:33 PM

    Very nice page. The castle and the drawbridge look great - modest, ascetic design, no wonder, 9th century hehe. And - what a surprise - accommodation less expensive than average :-)

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