A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in Lower Saxony. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in Lower Saxony

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    Burgruine Scharzfels

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a still well-preserved castle ruins. The view from the upper wall remains in the landscape is great. The associated restaurant is pleased about your visit and invites you …

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    Harzburg Ruine

    Hiking Highlight

    The Harzburg served to secure the Imperial Palace Goslar and was strategically located. It had a water pipe, the end of which is today at the "Sachsenbrunnen".

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    Schloss Celle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Celle Castle is one of the most beautiful castles of the Welfs, one of the oldest of the existing royal houses. First mentioned as a "Castrum" in 1318, the …

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    Paschenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    District forester Carl Kayser had this representative house built in 1842. Today, it is home to an inn that attracts except with its food, especially with the great view.

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    Schloss Bückeburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Bückeburg Castle has been continuously inhabited since its construction; originally by the Counts of Holstein-Schaumburg and from 1640 by the members of the count's, later the princely family zu Schaumburg-Lippe. …

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    Burgruine Sachsenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A wonderfully quiet place to relax. View to the Sachsenstein, view over a part of the southern Harz. In the remains of the ruins of the castle ruins, the former …

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    Burg Lichtenberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Experience the wonderful landscape of the Northern Harz foreland with the Freizeitstempel-Pass. At more than 30 stamp stations you have the opportunity to collect stamps on scenic or historically significant …

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    Schloss Evenburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the middle of an English park is the magnificent castle Evenburg. Inside is a permanent exhibition showing the life and economics of the 19th century. There are also concerts, …

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    Schloß Marienburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A visit is always worthwhile.The Schloss Marienburg is a palace, which was built by King George V of Hanover from 1858 to 1869 as a summer residence, hunting lodge and …

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    Alter Markt mit Sagenbrunnen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The legendary well at the "Old Market" in Jever was donated in 1995 by the Frisian Brauhaus to Jever. The design is by the artist Bonifatius Stirnberg from Aachen. The …

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    Burgruine Asseburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Asseburg, which was built between the years 1218 and 1223 by Gunzelin von Wolfenbüttel, was in their time as impregnable. But times are changing and with them people, their …

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    Schloss Clemenswerth

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A really impressive palace complex: The buildings are beautiful and the park is well maintained. In the historic vault of the former Wildkeller in the pavilion Osnabrück you will also …

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    Burg Hopen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    "How enthralled she stands there, the Wasserburg Hopen, surrounded by a moat, old oaks and beeches in the middle of the Hopener Stadtwald.

    In recent centuries, one of the most …

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    Burg Hardenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    1101 for the first time a fortified plant above Nörtens was mentioned, which served as a point of overview for the intersecting traffic routes. It was established after completion of …

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    Jagdschloss Clemenswerth

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice bike and hiking trails.
    Castle cellar invites you to stop.
    Coffee - cake or hot food you can order there.
    Opening hours: daily from 10 am (closed on Mondays) …

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    Burgruine Scharzfeld

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The castle Scharzfels was considered by the steep rocks as impregnable and was not conquered in the 30 year war. Gorgeous resort with many informative billboards.

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    Bad Iburg, near Osnabrück, is known not only for its Kneipp spa but also for the castle and the Iburg Monastery. They are among the historically significant construction sites in …

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    The Harz part of the Kaiserweg, between Bad Harzburg and Walkenried, is about 43 km.

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    Burg Dinklage

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautifully situated between old trees unfolds a medieval complex with various buildings. Historically significant are the sites as the monastery of St. Scholastica and the birthplace of the later Cardinal Clemens August Graf von Galen.

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    Castle and the Great Garden go back to a farmyard from 1638.
    The originally baroque castle, which was built in several construction phases, was redesigned in the years 1819 to …

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