Batenburg is a Dutch city in the Land of Maas and Waal, belonging to the Gelderse municipality Wijchen. Although this city had only 600 inhabitants in 2005 and is usually referred to as a village, it has a past as one of the oldest cities in Gelderland. In 1349 Batenburg received city rights, but the general assumption was that she had received it around the year 1000. In the Middle Ages and in the early 17th century, Batenburg even hit its own coins, but because of the poor quality these coins had no good reputation.
The historic Batenburg with its castle ruins is a protected cityscape. In addition to the ruins, there are many historical, mostly white-plastered farms in Batenburg, and an ancient Protestant village church, which was partially rebuilt after the devastation of the eighties. It is, like the much larger neo-Roman Catholic church next door, originally dedicated to Saint Victor, the pattern of the corn millers. Parts of this Saint Victor church are registered as a national monument along with many farms, houses, Castle Batenburg and Standerdmolen Batenburg slightly east of the town.
In addition to a local bus there is also a foot and bicycle ferry to Demen in Batenburg. In addition, the area offers plenty of opportunities for walks and a duck and beautiful scenery can be found around the ruins of Batenburg. The ruin itself can also be visited by a guide.
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