It has shaped the district Severin in Cologne (Video) Wolfgang Niedecken has many questions about the past of his family: Why is his father Joseph from his home went to Cologne Unkel? Why was this made him incredibly frugal man?
And where is the origin of his family, where do the Niedecken, is there even a reference to the castle in the Nideggen Rureifel? “I can imagine, that there is pure country and pure egg townspeople. And deep down inside I feel, I really am a country bumpkin. And since it can already be, that might have to do with my background.”
In order to get answers to his questions, , Wolfgang Niedecken together with those genealogists Markus Weidenbach on a journey into the past of his family, along the Rhine. In almost every generation, he discovered totally unexpected, and he learns, that one of his ancestors has formulated an important principle of German legal history: “In doubt the accused – The benefit of the doubt”. Wolfgang Niedecken: “Said one thousand times, one thousand times, but that our family was involved, is amazing.”