Insel Wilhelmstein

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  • Danny & Kalle

    The island fortress Wilhelmstein is unique in Europe. Built in the midst of the Steinhuder Sea in the years 1761-67, it was at that time as impregnable, since the land side was surrounded by moor. The builder, Count Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe, equipped the buildings with numerous cannons for defense, the first German submarine was to complete the defense.
    The small miniature fortress in the Steinhuder Meer is a worthwhile excursion destination, to which the crossing with the motor sailboats of the Steinhuder Personenschifffahrt contributes decisively.
    Fortress Entrance:
    Adults: 3,50 €
    Groups: 3,00 € per person
    Children: 4 - 14 years € 1.50
    Crossing with the "emigrant"
    Adults: round trip € 7.00
    Children: 4 - 14 years 4.00 €
    Source (schloss-bueckeburg.de/besucher/festung-wilhelmstein/)

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    • October 2, 2017

  • Hohnebostel 🚔👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

    The island was actually besieged in 1787 by the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel. Due to the bog, the guns of the enemy could not reach the fortress. As later Hannover and Prussia promised support, the Hessians left again.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    Muahahahaha ... Is that art or can it go away? On the fortress island are a few greenhouses, which are filled with, well, they are just filled. The whole is called then art exhibition. No, this is not an art exhibition, that is decadent scrap, created from the broken emotional worlds of oversaturated artists, artists, artists, artists, artists and other non-artists. And fits here like a cow on the ice.

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    • September 29, 2019

  • Christian

    Wilhelmstein is an artificially created island. Between 1761 and 1767 Count Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe had the island with the fortress built. The fortress is star-shaped.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    Only rarely there is such a faithful preservation of a war fortress as here. It was even besieged and shelled twenty years after it was built, but the cannon of the Kurhessian besiegers did not reach far enough. The island looks almost like a preserve from another time. A visit here is definitely worth it!

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    With outbuildings, casemates and everything else that went with it, the fortress was built according to the most up-to-date standards, and that was a good thing, because twenty years after its completion it was besieged and shelled, but the guns of the besiegers were not enough. Thus, the fortress has been completely preserved and in remarkably good condition. The whole fortress is now a museum, well equipped with hundreds of exhibits and definitely worth a visit!
    The outworks are now integrated into the island, which makes them big enough for an extensive visit.
    schloss-bueckeburg.de/insel-wilhelmstein.html
    steinhuder-meer.de/meer-erleben/meer-kultur-erleben/wilhelmstein
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmstein

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    In the former saloon of the fortress commander, the registry office has set up a branch office for those who consider marriage a fortress. Or so...

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    Two of the former and rebuilt houses on the island have been converted into guest houses and rented. Cozy it looks and has "sea" view.
    inselhus-wilhelmstein.de

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    "In the exhibition space on the former fortress island the habitat Steinhuder sea, its history and culture in the center. Here the visitors can inform themselves among other things by means of a picture show."
    naturpark-steinhuder-meer.de/Ausflugsziele/Infozentren/Informationsraum-Insel-Wilhelmstein

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    Here he is, the backer to the peephole in Steinhude.

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    The entire fortress with the exception of the officer's flat is walkable and to visit. The most interesting are certainly the casemates, which are lovingly prepared from the guardhouse to the ball bearing to the detention cell. In addition there are overflowing showcases with dozens of weapons, maps, tools and utensils of all kinds, which were common then, even an ice saw still exists. This is a rare complete exhibition - very impressive!

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    • September 29, 2019

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    The Steinhuder Hecht was the first submarine built in Germany. Here you will find a model and construction drawings.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinhuder_Hecht

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    • September 29, 2019

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    05:04
    12.5 mi
    2.5 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
Location: Wunstorf, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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