Brandenburg Colonial Remains 17th century

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Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster.

If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page.


The Brandenburg – between the 17th and the 18th century – had the possession of some forts along the African coast. The most important were situated in the current Ghana.



Princestown: ruins of Fort Gross-Friedrichsburg (1683).

Akwida: Fort Dorothea (1684).


Arguin: a few ruins of the Fort

Fort Gross  Friedrichsburg, Ghana. Author Obruni. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Fort Gross Friedrichsburg, Ghana. Author Obruni

About Marco Ramerini

I did historical research on the history of geographical exploration and colonialism, particularly on the spice islands, the Moluccas. I have designed and written some internet sites including the site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. Then the site dedicated to my region: Tuscany. As well as many other travel sites in different languages. Traveler, writer of online tourist guides. I research and write about history. Finally I am passionate about astronomy and photography.