Duke's Castle in Hann. Münden - residence and administrative seat of the GuelphsThe Guelph Castle in Hann. Münden was completed in 1501 by Duke Erich I of Lüneburg-Braunschweig as a Gothic building and from then on served as the residence and administrative seat of the Guelphs. Duchess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen spent a large part of her life in the Guelph castle in Münden. In 1560 it was almost completely destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Duke Erich II in the style of the early Weser Renaissance.
Today's Guelph Palace is the impressive remnant of earlier residences, which lost its unique splendour with the death of Erich II and from then on was only the occasional residence of the sovereign. In 1849, a fire destroyed the south wing of the castle, which was not rebuilt.