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Wewelsburg

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  • Herbert

    The only triangle castle that has since been corrected. The castle is still awesome. Beautiful on a hill - seen from Büren - running the last climb a real task. Very good guides are offered.

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    • August 30, 2019

  • Söhni 🏃

    The Wewelsburg was rebuilt 1603-1609 in its unique triangular shape in the style of the Weser Renaissance by Prince-Bishop Dietrich von Fürstenberg including older buildings. It is located above the Almetal near Paderborn. Today the Wewelsburg is home to the Kreismuseum and a popular youth hostel.

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    • October 25, 2017

  • buskultur

    The Wewelsburg is a mountain castle in the district Wewelsburg the city of Büren in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The Höhenburg lies above the Alme valley and is one of the few castles with a triangular floor plan in Germany.
    In 1123, Count Friedrich von Arnsberg built a castle at this location. After his death, the castle was destroyed by farmers. Later, the Counts of Waldeck and the Prince-Bishops of Paderborn possessed castles on this site. The present building was built from 1603 to 1609.
    From 1934 to 1945, the castle was used by the SS and partially remodeled. Today the Wewelsburg houses the Historisches Museum of the Hochstift Paderborn and a youth hostel.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wewelsburg

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    • February 9, 2016

  • Herbert

    The time-honored Wewelsburg houses a beautiful museum.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Franz

    Wewelsburg and the surrounding area are always worth a hike.

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    • November 16, 2020

  • Achim Hempelmann

    Value for money from the museum is very good. 3 Euro per adult.

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    • November 23, 2018

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    The only Dreiecksburg in Germany. Youth Hostel and Museum. The visit is worthwhile.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Andreas Seifert

    The Wewelsburg is a castle-like Renaissance castle in the Wewelsburg district of the city of Büren in the Paderborn district, North Rhine-Westphalia. The Höhenburg lies above the valley of the Alme and is one of the few castles with a triangular layout in Germany. In 1123, Count Friedrich von Arnsberg built a castle at this location. After his death, the castle complex was destroyed by farmers. The Counts of Waldeck and the Prince-Bishops of Paderborn later had castles on this site. The current building was built between 1603 and 1609. From 1934 to 1945 the castle was used by the SS and partially redesigned. Today the Historical Museum of the Paderborn Abbey and a youth hostel are housed in Wewelsburg.

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Franz

    In the Wewelsburg there are always very interesting exhibitions. You always have to keep an eye on your schedule.

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    • January 17, 2021

  • Frank Niemeyer

    The Wewelsburg is not only an attractive excursion destination, but also an important location in modern German history.When the museums open again I will definitely come back to see the exhibitions.

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Yvonn❤

    At Wewelsburg you can celebrate great children's birthdays on various topics that you can choose beforehand.
    We recommend!

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    • May 27, 2020

  • Jakob Heinrich

    Totally worth seeing! Especially now that the museum has been redesigned👍🏻

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    • August 20, 2017

  • CravyC

    A beautiful castle with a museum next door.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Herbert

    The Wewelsburg houses a youth hostel and an informative museum.

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    • January 18, 2021

  • Hexe-marian 🧙

    A castle built in a triangle, well preserved, worth seeing!
    Even if you can only get around outside🧙

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    • February 6, 2021

  • Olli "ROTE HOSE"😄

    Imposing and only triangle castle

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Hitchhikers Guide

    Unique triangle castle

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Rainer 😊🌻🌞👍😄

    A youth hostel is also located there.

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    • November 27, 2020

  • MrIdea

    The only triangular castle in Germany. Also extremely interesting historically. Including interesting museum.

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    • November 29, 2020

  • Eileen #NatureGirl🥾

    Very well maintained and preserved complex. The Wewelsburg towers high above the place and amazes. The castle houses a youth hostel and the district museum with a special exhibition for use during the Nazi era. Unfortunately closed due to Corona.

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    • February 22, 2021

  • adi.kopka

    As far as I know, the Wewelsburg is the only castle with a triangular floor plan ... You have to see it.

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    • March 18, 2021

  • Gorrth

    Currently closed

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    • February 17, 2021

  • Silke

    Triangle castle Wewelsburg

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    • October 19, 2018


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Location: Büren, Paderborn, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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