What better way to preserve monuments then to make them into homes. The centre of Doesburg is monumental, but also just a living area. The people that live in a monument get statemoney to maintain their house and so maintain the past in the present. And well, look at some of the houses that you pass (see extra travelogue). For many just a dream to live here.
With becoming a city and gaining cityrights, the town Doesburg decided on a weapon of it's own. The picture shows it, as it is in the wall of a city-officials house across the road at the cityhall. The castletower shows the town as being a fortress (defensed), the other signs I still have to look up for your information.
Legends and storytelling is popular within the "Achterhoek and the wide surroundings of this part of the Gelderland-province. Many are about witches and the "witte wieven" are a very often returning element within these stories. These witches are gliding over fields, acres and through forests, always seeking weiry souls to drag into their pitts. An explanation for these figures could be the myst that is quite frequently present in this region and has a mystery in itself.
Though it is in dispute if Doesburg is part of the "Achterhoek", it's people anyway are influenced in many ways by this region within the province of Gelderland. Pleasure in gardening is definately one of these things and it is visible all throughout the town's suburbs (including few fine examples in the centre). Even the smallest pato's are used to place pots and boxes with well taken care-off plants, trees and flowers.