Guelph Castle

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  • Hann. Münden

Residence and administrative seat of the Guelphs.

The Guelph Castle was completed in 1501 by Duke Erich I of Lüneburg-Braunschweig as a Gothic building and from then on served as a residence and administrative seat. Duchess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen spent a large part of her life in the Guelph Castle in Münden. In 1560 it was almost destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Duke Erich II in the style of the early Weser Renaissance.

Today's Guelph Castle is the impressive remnant of earlier residences, which lost its unique splendour with the death of Erich II and from then on was only an occasional place of residence for the sovereign. In 1849, a fire destroyed the south wing of the palace, which was never rebuilt.

Renaissance rooms

Two original Renaissance chambers with wall paintings covering the entire area are still preserved, the like of which cannot be seen anywhere else in Germany. The rooms can be visited on a guided tour.
Today's use

Today, in addition to the municipal archives, the municipal library and the district court, the castle also houses the municipal museum, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998.

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Guelph Castle
Schlossplatz 10
34346 Hann. Münden
Deutschland

Phone: +49 5541 / 75313
Fax: +49 5541 / 75404
E-mail:
Website: hann.muenden-erlebnisregion.en

Contact person

Hann. Münden Marketing GmbH
Lotzestraße 2
34346 Hann. Münden

Phone: +49 5541 / 75313
Fax: +49 5541 / 75404
E-mail:
Website: hann.muenden-erlebnisregion.de

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