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The mausoleum of Count Carl von Alten is a dilapidated mausoleum in Wilkenburg in Lower Saxony, which has been listed since 1985 in the Lower Saxony list of monuments as a monument. The remains of the Mausoleum are located in a wooded area in a meadow landscape within the nature reserve Sundern. The area is a silted river loop of the glacial valley of the leash. Around the mausoleum, a ring ditch was dug during the construction, so that it stands on a small island. For the inflow of water provides a trench connection to Hemminger Maschgraben.Source: wikipedia
April 30, 2017
An atmospheric Lost Place. A building, which combines with 3 important names for Hanover and only after the wars to ruin.
After the death of the Hanoverian-British general and statesman Carl von Alten, the Mausoleum of Carl von Alten near Wilkenburg was built for him in 1842. Today it is located in the Sundern nature reserve. It was designed by the Royal Hanoverian court architect Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves and finished by the architect Conrad Wilhelm Hase. The mausoleum is today considered the first brick building of the Gothic Revival in Northern Germany.
September 15, 2019
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