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West side of the Daberburg (2008)

West side of the Daberburg (2008)

Alternative name (s): Heideturm
Creation time : 1438 to 1475
Castle type : Niederungsburg
Conservation status: Essential parts have been preserved, remains in newer parts
Construction: Brick
Place: Wittstock -Alt Daber
Geographical location 53 ° 12 '20.6 "  N , 12 ° 30' 5.4"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 12 '20.6 "  N , 12 ° 30' 5.4"  E
Daberburg (Brandenburg)

The Daberburg , also called Heideturm , is located in the town of Alt Daber north of Wittstock in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district in Brandenburg on the road to Röbel .


Of the medieval complex, only the keep remains today. Medieval structures could also be included in the building attached to the tower.


According to a document from 1284, "up de Daber" negotiations between the Principality of Werle and Brandenburg took place. This leads to the assumption that a castle or at least a fortified place already existed at that time .

In connection with the disputes with Mecklenburg , the city of Wittstock built the Daberburg between 1438 and 1475 to secure the transition over the Daber Bach as an external work. The castle consisted of a tower and a kennel.

In the course of time it fell into disrepair, but at the beginning of the 19th century it was restored according to the ideas of the time. The tower was raised with non-original brick formats. He also received a conical tower dome. Since 1843 the forest administration was located in the castle. Today the castle is privately owned.


  • Manual of Historic Places , Volume X, ISBN 3-520-31101-1
  • Elisabeth von Frankenhausen: Discover the Prignitz

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