Lower Saxony’s grand palaces & proud castles: stately homes of longstanding tradition, such as Marienburg Castle - just 23 km from Hannover.
A journey through time: in the footsteps of knights and lords
Where pretty Fräuleins were once wooed by their beloveds and thick foundation walls tell of legendary conflicts, today’s visitors can discover medieval flair, cross enchanted moats and behold spectacular knights’ festivals. Other grand buildings provide great opportunities, such as climbing the towers of Bentheim Castle for a breathtaking view over the vast landscape of the North German lowlands and the immaculately laid out castle gardens below. At Bückeburg Castle, visitors can experience old-fashioned entertainment with country outings and concerts, while the Münchhausen Palace Hotel offers a magnificent ambience for overnight stays in its grand chambers and hosts events in historical surroundings.
Couples looking for a romantic wedding backdrop can follow their hearts to the altar in magical surroundings. Incomparable settings such as Hämelschenburg Castle or Hülsede Moated Castle add extra magic to the most special day of their lives. Whether it be a dream wedding or another celebration - every visitor to the tradition-rich houses of Lower Saxony will be left in awe.
Lower Saxony’s oldest surviving aristocracy - the Guelphs
The history of the Lower Saxon aristocracy can be experienced at various venues as a legacy of an exciting, colourful past. Dating back more than 1000 years, the family history of the Guelphs gave rise to many interesting and beautiful residences. Whether it be Marienburg Castle, Braunschweig Palace or the Herrenhausen Gardens - the Guelphs created unique cultural treasures in Lower Saxony which can be marvelled at on a rousing journey of royal discovery.