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Wewerka Pavillon - Münster

Hinrich von Hagens Schatz im Aasee 
Ausstellungsreihe der Kunstakademie Münster 
14.09. - 19.10.2003 

 

 

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book review:

"If you take a walk on Lake Aase in Münster on a sunny weekend and see several other walkers with a spade, you shouldn't be surprised. These “spade walkers” have browsed the bookstore and discovered the book “The Treasure in Lake Aa - The Whole Truth” by local researcher Dirk Hennig. Yes, there is said to be the treasure of the Münster merchant Hinrich von Hagen. And the treasure, as this book tells us, is still not upscale. Hard to believe? The author has a completely different opinion and, in addition to exciting reading, provides the historical facts. Every reader who has only saved a little of his carefree childhood imagination from sunken treasures feels tempted to run immediately into the basement to look for the spade, so credible is the book.
Seriously: Dirk Hennig provides credible evidence that wealth is slumbering somewhere under the Aasee waves. It was only a few years ago that the author was given the fascinating opportunity to browse the archive of the historian Dr. Jaap van Hoofstraat. He came across the story of Hinrich von Hagen, followed it and wrote a captivating treatise in which even Annette von Droste-Hülshoff finds her mysterious place.

Hinrich von Hagen lived in Münster in the time of the Anabaptists, who condemned all wealth. In the 16th century the merchant had no choice but to take his gold and silver to the city walls and bury it on a dark night. Incidentally, he did not return alive from this task, this adventure. Documentaries, records, stories and diaries want to underpin the authenticity of this story. Dirk Hennig took great care to accurately reproduce these historical facts. The book contains the treasure map from 1534 discovered in 1844 and also photographs from the early period of the previous century, which show that the treasure hunt on Lake Aa is actually nothing new.The treasure of von Hagen never left the search of the Münster residents. Does it exist or not?

Whatever the answer may be: Dirk Hennig has created a lively documentary that deserves to be called a home thriller. And by no means only for historians and local historians. Where's my spade?"

Stefan Herringslack
Heimatpflege in Westfalen – 20. Jg., 5/2007 S.37



Press releases:

"And this in an exciting way that you would like to be there if you tried to recover the treasure yourself, because maybe only a few meters are missing ..."
Münsterland Magazin, 4/2004, p.126f

"Telling more about the book would relieve the tension on the well-written book. (...) Would history be taught in our schools - there would be significantly more twos than five! (...) Very recommendable!
draußen!" 9/2005, S.28

"The title (...) is an exciting documentary."
Westfälische Nachrichten, 23.10.2004

"Could it be that you will soon see the Münsterländer marching to Münster's Aasee with shouldered spades." Münster Zeitung, 23.10.2004

"The archive of historian Dr. Jaap van Hoofstraat (...) forms the basis for a very smart game of documentation and fiction."
Gig magazine, 2/05, S.76

"After reading this book you can not avoid believing in a treasure in the Aasee (...) The rather slim book reads very pleasantly (...) The whole story looks particularly attractive due to the numerous pictures and illustrations Bridging the cloudy weather in winter (...) invites the book to dream of treasure and dive in Lake Aa"
Semesterspiegel, 1/05, p.33

"Author Hennig has documented the search for gold on wet ground. Is there still a treasure in Lake Aa?"
Die Glocke, 25.10.2004

"Dirk Hennig provides credible evidence that wealth is slumbering somewhere under the Aasee waves. (...) Dirk Hennig has created a lively documentary that definitely deserves to be called a home thriller."
Heimatpflege in Westfalen, 5/2007, p.37

"This lively documentation is intended for every Münsterlander who wants to read an exciting book and learn something enlightening about his local history."
Provincial-Magazin, 3/04, p.56

"... mandatory reading for every Münsterlander who still believes in adventure. Grafschafter Nachrichten, 09.11.2004
Read a gripping book and learn something enlightening about its history. The documentary about Hinrich von Hagen and his immense treasure in the Aasee Münsters does both. (...) Must-read for Münsterers with an adventurous spirit."
Wirtschaftsspiegel (IHK), 6/2005, S.32

"New book encourages search for treasure."
Wir in Detten, Wir in Rheine, Wir in Greven, 04.11.2004

 

Hennig, Dirk:
Der Schatz im Aasee.
Die ganze Wahrheit. - Nach den Aufzeich-nungen von Dr. Jaap van Hoofstraat.
Münster: Solibro-Verl., 2004.
1. Aufl. – 143 S.: Ill. – 8,90 €.
ISBN 978-3-932927-23-2.
(Historoman, Bd. 1). German language

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee

Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003
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Dirk Dietrich Hennig - exhibition view: Hinrich von Hagen´s Schatz im Aasee
Wewerka Pavillon Münster
© photo: Seth Widman, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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