Brandenburg was formed in March of 2002 and includes the northern portion of San Diego County, California. The lands were ceded by the Kingdom of Terre Neuve in order to form a new duchy. Terre Neuve remains a strong kingdom and holds the territories of the southern portion of San Diego County, and all of Imperial County.
The name of Brandenburg was chosen for its historical connotations. The real Brandenburg of the middle ages was in the northern part of Magna Germania within the Holy Roman Empire. The historical Brandenburg flourished during the Middle Ages, but not enough to cause any conflicts within the Adrian naming structure. And so a place of fair prominence in medieval history came to be a place of fair prominence in Adrian history as well.
There is a specific culture within Brandenburg that is unique to the Empire. The culture is based on service and honest commitment to the historical re-creationism aspect of Adria. This includes all aspects of our participation: to Adria, to the Duchy, as well as to other individuals. The subjects of the duchy will pitch in to create their encampment as a whole, with no one stopping to wonder if the load they are hauling is theirs or someone else’s. They know only that it needs to be hauled. After all, many hands make the job go quickly.
The Duchy also takes great pride in the appearance of its encampments. We work tirelessly to provide a truly historic feel to our encampments, while still being inviting and friendly to those who visit us.
There has already been a tradition of themed events since Brandenburg’s inauguration including Elizabethan tournaments, nautical wars, and other themes held each month. One never knows what to expect at a Brandenburg event, but rest assured that it will be fun!
Brandenburg generally holds its events on the first Saturday of the month. Events are typically held at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside or the Sons of Norway Hall in Vista. Please check our upcoming events section for details.