Architectural Jewels: from Renaissance to Historicism

Like a pearl necklace around the Weser and Leine Region lie the Seven Castles – and at their heart, historical Hamelin. 

On a castle tour you travel through time to old and exciting times. Each of the Seven Castles is unique and certainly worth a visit. Hamelin is at the hub of the magic, the perfect place to start.

Schloss Bueckeburg is owned and lived in by the the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. The fantastic interior is surrounded by a park. The Riding School may be visited along with the largest private Mausoleum in the world. A cloister in baroque can be seen at Schloss Corvey. The medieval west face of the church is UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

High over the banks of the Weser River you find Schloss Fuerstenberg, the home of Germany's second oldest porcellan manufacturers. A jewel of the renaissance is the Schloss Haemelschenburg, which has been in the ownership of the Von Klencke family for generations. The beautiful valley also contains many surprises at walking distance, like the Trakehner stud farm. 

Just around the mountain, the baroque Schloss Pyrmont may be found. It was built atop a renaissance fortress upon a moat in the gardens and contains the spa museum. Once, King George V gave his wife an extravagant gift: the Marienburg Schloss. Built in historicism and topping the page, it lies on the Leine River and has that castle "look". Perhaps the most representative construction in renaissance style ist the Schloss Bevern, a mix of half-timber and sandstone built by Statius von Muenchhausen between 1603 and 1612.


The Schloss Bueckeburg is impressive. The park inspiring.