Castle Marienburg in the holiday region Hannover
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Castles and Forts


Take a journey through time and experience magnificent castles and proud forts. The many grand estates and residences of Lower Saxony awaken dreams of splendid celebrations, heroic deeds and exuberant banquets. Pass through the stone portals and find yourself transported back to a bygone era. Once upon a time, beautiful maidens in the palaces were consumed with longing for their paramours and wicked rogues in the castles planned their dastardly deeds. Today, these magnificent buildings offer a wealth of possibilities, provide overnight accommodation and great events in a historical ambience. Visitors can have an entertaining time and unforgettable experiences behind the thick walls, in the princely halls, the ladies’ chambers or the castle courtyards. Don’t just take our word for it – embark on your own journey through time!

FAIRY-TALE CASTLES

The superb castles of Lower Saxony bring childhood dreams back to life: hair pinned up, abundant curls of a white wig falling around the neck, a sumptuous lace dress sweeping across the floor during the dances at the sparkling ball... The splendid architecture makes it easy for visitors to immerse themselves in the historical atmosphere. The desire of the absolutist rulers for wealth is reflected in the rich decoration of the buildings. Even today, an exclusive ambience dominates the noble mansions with their sophisticated gardens and parks.

Drawing on French and Italian influences, the architects of the day created castles that are now admired as important cultural monuments.

Regal periods & castle fortresses

Celle Castle
© Celle Tourismus und Marketing GmbH/ K. Behre

Celle Castle

Celle Castle
Burg Bentheim
© Grafschaft Bentheim Tourismus e.V./ Rudi Schubert

Bentheim Castle

Bentheim Castle
Oldenburg Palace
© Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Verena Brandt

Oldenburg Palace

Oldenburg Palace