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Wewelsburg Castle

Wewelsburg Castle
Wewelsburg Castle near Paderborn

Wewelsburg Castle was built between 1603 and1609 in Weser Renaissance style as a supplementary residence for the Prince Bishops of Paderborn. The triangular castle, which is located in the village of Wewelsburg (Büren) in the district of Paderborn, stands high on a rock overlooking the Alme Valley.

The triangular castle accommodates a youth hostel and Wewelsburg District Museum, which contains the Historical Museum of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn. The Historical Museum presents the history of Paderborn Land from the time of the first settlement to secularisation in 1802. It also includes the contemporary history exhibition Wewelsburg 1933–1945: Cult and Terror Center of the SS as well as the exhibition Germans in Eastern Central Europe – Flight-Expulsion-Integration. Both exhibitions are located in the former guardhouse in the castle forecourt.

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm.

Admission: Adults 3 €, Concessions and Children 1.50 €, Family ticket 6 €.

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Address: Burgwall 19, 33142 Büren-Wewelsburg
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Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.

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