The oldest, today still to be visited part of the castle, is the mighty defense tower opposite the today's office building. He is really impressive and worth seeing. A clear recommendation.
The tower was completed after a twenty-year construction period in 1477. Equipped with two meters thick walls, various loopholes and a powder chamber, the surrounding area could be controlled from here. After the destruction of the castle in the 17th century, the top floor had to be demolished and replaced by the baroque roof ridge still visible today. Nevertheless, one can still look far into Lower Saxony from the Schlossturmspitze. On the first floor of the castle tower, prison cells are set up, which are still originally equipped. In the former powder chamber in the basement there is a lapidarium (collection of stone works). The tower is open to interested visitors and can be visited free of charge.
Source and further information: herzogtum-lauenburg.de/a-schloss-und-schlossturm
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