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.
October 25, 2017
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
February 9, 2016
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.
June 11, 2020
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.
February 22, 2021
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