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Marienburg Castle

Marienburg Castle
Marienburg Castle, near Hannover

Most impressively, Marienburg Castle raises its distinctive silhouette over the South Western slope of the Marienberg, some 15 km north-westerly of Hildesheim and approx. 20 km south of Hanover. The castle with its many turrets dominates the rolling hills of the valley of the River Leine. The former summer residence of the Guelphs - once a birthday present from the Hanoverian King George V to his wife, Queen Mary - is considered one of the most important neo-Gothic historical buildings in Germany. A variety of different facades, turrets and the multitude of different roof shapes easily cast a spell on the visitor making them part of fairy tale life in a castle.

Today, you can have a comprehensive glimpse into the grand halls and historical rooms of the castle during a one-hour guided tour. The tour allows viewing the state and private rooms of the royal family. The elaborate interior design with historical furniture, paintings, rare and singular objects of arts impressively reawakens life at court during the end of the 19th century.

Hours: March 29 - November 1: open daily, guided tours 10:30am - 5pm. November and December open weekends only. Please note that the church chapel is closed most Saturdays due to weddings.

Admission: Adults 6.50 €, 13–16 years 5.50 €, 7-12 years 4.50 €, 3–6 years 3.50 €, 0–3 years free.

[ Source: http://www.schloss-marienburg.de/smbinter/cms/ ]

Related: http://www.hannover.de/english/tourism_culture/sightseeing/historic_buildings/burgen_schloesser/sch_mari.html
Address: Marienberg 1, 30982 Pattensen
Tags: Hannover, Pattensen, Hildesheim, Castle

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