Das weiße Städtchen Thorn
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Thorn - Bei einem Spaziergang durch die Stadt Thorn wird sofort klar, woher der Spitzname „Die weiße Stadt“ kommt. Nirgendwo in den Niederlanden finden Sie mehr weiße Gebäude als in diesem ursprünglich kleinen Fürstentum! Was gibt es in Thorn zu sehen?
GirlpowerThe history of the principality of Thorn begins with the construction of an abbey in the 10th century. Over time, the abbey grew into a pen (monastery) headed by a woman of nobility, who was also head of the principality. The government also consisted of only women of nobility. 'Girlpower' clearly already existed then.
Own army, currency and justice, until ...In its heyday, Thorn had his own army, minted her own currency and also had her own jurisdiction. At the hands of the French, the noble ladies' government fled from Thorn in 1794 and the principality came to an end.
The local people, who had previously always worked for the nobility, now had to switch to farming. Sheds and stables were built from old materials and to make it look not too shabby, all buildings were whitened with the cheapest available: white lime.
Nowadays a beautiful old whitish-white town remains: The whitest town in the Netherlands