We extend a most hearty welcome to Marienburg Castle!
Rising up on the south-western slope of the "Marienberg" Hill, some 20 km to the south of Hanover and 15 km to the north-west of Hildesheim and visible from a great distance away, stands Marienburg Castle.
This summer residence of the House of Guelph, the oldest princely house in Europe, has been maintained in authentic condition and is one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings in Germany.
The romantic castle enchants visitors with the diversity of its façades, the multifarious shapes of its towers and roofs and its elaborately designed interior, with 140 halls and rooms.
The castle was built between 1858 and 1867 by King George V, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hanover, for his wife Queen Marie.
Today, this authentically preserved castle invites visitors to take a journey into the past on a variety of guided tours, and represents an important cultural focus in Hanover Region.
The exhibition "The Path to the Crown", which is being held until the End of the year 2015, is a particular highlight.
At this exhibition, which is concerned with the tercentenary of the "Personal Union" or Union of Crowns between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Electorate, later Kingdom, of Hanover, the royal regalia of the Kingdom of Hanover are being put on display for the first time.
Every year, the inner courtyard of the Castle is turned into a unique backdrop for concerts and other highlights of open-air entertainment which enchant both young and old.
The Marienburg Castle Restaurant spoils its visitors with culinary delights served in historic surroundings, including surprise seasonal à la carte dishes, thematic set meals of the most diverse kinds and a special Sunday brunch.
In addition, during the summer months you can hold an event in the very special atmosphere of selected historic rooms in the castle.
Marienburg Castle was once a love-token given by the last King of Hanover to his wife Queen Marie. And so still today, the Castle provides a dream setting for church weddings in the romantic Castle Chapel, and for civil weddings in the Crown Prince's reception rooms, which have been restored to their original condition.
Come and visit us, and be prepared for an enchanting experience!