Marienburg Castle, Pattensen

Marienburg Castle, Pattensen

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    Welfenschloss Haupteingang

    The romantic vision of a medieval castle was a birthday present from King George V of Hanover (1819-1878) to his wife, Queen Mary (1818-1907). Marienburg Castle was built between 1858 and 1867 as a summer residence for the Queen, who had long sought refuge from official court life.

    When King George V of Hanover (1819-1878) gave Marienburg Castle to his wife, Queen Mary (1818-1907), he had no idea that his token of love would one day become one of Germany’s most impressive architectural monuments. The design of Marienburg Castle is reminiscent of a medieval castle on a hilltop. It owes its fairytale appearance to the Queen’s wish for a romantic summer residence.

    The main entrance to Marienburg Castle

    Today, Marienburg Castle has become what Queen Maria always dreamed of: a center for music, art, and culture. It impresses above all with its almost wholly preserved interior and magnificent exterior. You can visit the royal family’s state rooms and private rooms, the Queen’s library with beautifully decorated vaults, and the fully preserved castle kitchen.

    “Marienburg Castle was not only a place of longing for Queen Maria of Hanover. Even today, the castle still delights visitors with its almost original interior and fairytale appearance. Although the castle was not inhabited for long, the Queen’s love for her Eldorado, as she called the castle, can be felt in every corner. The castle is open to visitors all year round. It is a museum with a store, a café, an event venue, and a film set.

    welfenschloss Marienburg mit Garten
    welfenschloss Marienburg im Wald eingebettet

    Marienburg Castle as a movie set

    Today, Marienburg Castle fascinates visitors with its fantastic architecture and fairytale views. The almost wholly preserved interior and the countless turrets and embrasures still fascinate visitors today.

    Marienburg Castle is a beautiful castle that is relatively young for a castle (19th century). The castle and the garden and square are beautiful and have a pleasant atmosphere. The location is ideal for the castle; from there, you can go on bike or car tours in the region.

    Marienburg Castle

    The romantic vision of a medieval castle was a birthday present from King George V of Hanover (1819-1878) to his wife, Queen Mary (1818-1907). Marienburg Castle was built between 1858 and 1867 as a summer residence for the Queen, who had long sought refuge from official court life.

    When King George V of Hanover (1819-1878) gave Marienburg Castle to his wife, Queen Mary (1818-1907), he had no idea that his token of love would one day become one of Germany’s most impressive architectural monuments. The design of Marienburg Castle is reminiscent of a medieval castle on a hilltop. It owes its fairytale appearance to the Queen’s desire for a romantic summer residence.

    Today, Marienburg Castle has become what Queen Maria always dreamed of a center for music, art, and culture. It impresses above all with its almost wholly preserved interiors and magnificent exterior. You can visit the royal family’s state rooms and private rooms, the Queen’s library with beautifully decorated vaults, and the fully preserved castle kitchen.

    “Marienburg Castle was not only a place of longing for Queen Maria of Hanover. Even today, the castle still delights visitors with its almost original interior and fairytale appearance. Although the castle was not inhabited for long, the Queen’s love for her Eldorado, as she called the castle, can be felt in every corner. The castle is open to visitors all year round. It is a museum with a store, a café, an event venue, and a film set.

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