Slow down, it's time forA town's history: Borgwedel-Stexwig
Between bay and castle
Borgwedel is located near the Viking City of Schleswig on the southern bank of the Schlei. The municipality extends alongside the eponymous hamlet of Borgwedel, which means "on the way to the castle/town" through a second district called Stexwig, which stands for "bay and water before the place". In the Viking era, Borgwedel and Stexwig were fortifications that were thought to protect the Danewerk and the Viking settlement of Füsing.
Also a testimony of earlier times is the former brickworks. The clay deposits created by the ice age and the optimal position directly on the water were the best requirements for transporting the clay bricks on sailing and steam ships to England and the Baltic Sea.
The former mines used for clay mining are still visible, as are the foundations of the dry sheds, old bricks and fault firings on the shore of the Schlei. Next to the history of the fascinating old brickworks, the retrogression to a natural landscape is particularly interesting, as step by step nature has recaptured this beautiful site at the Schlei which now shines in lush green. On a great circular route, you can now discover this unity of the former brickyard and nature. 12 panels give an insight into the vegetative development over the decades and also show how the clay bricks have been mined.
Holidays in Borgwedel
Holiday fun for both the young and old
Today, Borgwedel and Stexwig are very popular with young people because there is a youth hostel in the village which is a welcoming destination for school trips. The direct proximity to the Schlei and the tranquillity of the village, but also the connection to the Viking City of Schleswig and the Baltic resort Eckernförde make the place also very attractive for family holidays. If you want to arrive on the waterway, Borgwedel and Stexwig also have wonderful holiday harbours.