A visit is always worthwhile, whether hiked or by bike. There are also beautiful hiking trails in Marienberg, see Highlighthttps: //komoot.de/highlight/638589? Ref = whdThe castle Marienburg is a palace complex, the King George V was built by Hanover from 1858 to 1869 as a summer residence, hunting lodge and later widow's residence. It was a gift to his wife, Queen Marie, on her 39th birthday on April 14, 1857. Wikipedia.
Castle Marienburg consists of three wings. To the north wing heard the High House called, four-storey Palas, the south wing of the keep and the former brewery. In between, the east wing rises. The entrance to the castle was always from the west. During construction work, the remains of a gate tower and a wooden bridge were found towards the end of the 1960s.
The oldest buildings of the castle are the Palas and the 31 m high keep with its base of 8.55 x 8.75 m. The Palas has not served since the 16th century for residential purposes, but only as granary.
As with many other castles, which were built at the same time as the Marienburg, the individual buildings were built directly next to the enclosure wall of the castle, so that a wall merged with the surrounding wall of each building. This saved construction time and building material. The outer wall of the south wing is therefore 2 m thick, the wall to the castle courtyard but only 1 m. The walls of the palace are up to 2.35 meters thick. The enclosure wall of the castle was 10 m high and 2 m wide to the east and west, on it ran a battlement.
The entire castle was surrounded by two moats with a wall in between. After 1945, the trenches were filled in, but they are still recognizable as flat hollows in the east and south of the castle.
The castle, especially the keep and the high house, are relatively well preserved. The coachman's house and the stone barn, also popularly called oxen stable, were renovated. Measures were taken in 2008 for structural changes to the entire facility, which were completed by 2012. Parts of the former production and warehouse buildings were demolished and a new building for the theater institute was built next to the High House. For the music institute, a stable building was rebuilt and exercise cabins integrated.
One of the most beautiful neo-Gothic castles in Germany with a corresponding supporting program. Castle tours worth seeing, regular events, a castle restaurant and rooms for celebrations included. Especially for romantic minds and those who want to put back in the world of the Middle Ages (or at least the 19th century), Marienburg Castle is recommended.
The "Castle" Marienburg, the fairytale-like seat of the Guelphs of the last princely house in Europe, is one of the most important neo-gothic architectural monuments in Germany. When the weather is nice, the tower ascent with a marvelous view over the Leinetal and the Calenberger Land is worthwhile. There is a restaurant in the old horse stables today.
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