Mountain Biking Highlight
The founding of Bückeburg as a forerunner of the castle can be traced back to 1304, when it was first mentioned in a document. At the beginning of the 14th century Count Adolf VI. from Schauenburg and Holstein-Pinneberg the water castle Bückeburg to monitor from here the important trade route Hellweg. The designation was made after the already decayed in 1181 Old Bückeburg in nearby Obernkirchen, the castle of the Counts of Bukkigaus. Initially, the fortifications consisted only of a defense tower and farm buildings, in front of which a small settlement developed in the course of time.
In 1365, the small town bukkiborg was given the right to spot, and around 1396 Otto I of Schaumburg called a priest to his newly built chapel. 1492 had the castle only 13 rooms, developed until 1527 but under John IV to a fortified complex with ditches, ramparts and bastions.
From 1560, Otto IV von Schaumburg had the original moated castle transformed into a representative four-wing palace complex in the style of the Weser Renaissance in just four years. In addition, some of the building fabric of the old facility was integrated into the new building. The master builders were Heinrich Schrader and Jacob Kölling. The west and north wings were connected by the so-called Trompetergang, a courtyard-side, open gallery.
October 23, 2017
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