Kampe / Germany
Kampe is part of the Lower Saxon town of Friesoythe in the county of Cloppenburg. the city was first documented in the year 1308. Because of its massive ramparts, Friesoythe was inexpugnable for many years. In the 15th century the city became a member of the Hanseatic League because of its convenient location. Today about 21,000 people live in the different districts of Friesoythe.
Kampe is located in the famous resort area of the Thülsfelder dam, a paradise for hikers, cyclists, anglers and nature lovers. Worth a visit are also the interesting Museum of Postal History and the windmill of Friesoythe with its original mill. A remarkable exhibit, called pressed ham is now kept in the Marian School. In the first edition of the two-volume work superstitions and legends from the Duchy of Oldenburg from 1867 it was stated: "In Friesoythe in the Wreesmannschen home near the Harkebrügger Gate a more than 300-year-old ham is kept. In this ham many years ago the plague that went around in the air in the form of a blue cloud and finally defeated was burned; but the ham has thus become imperishable ... ".