loewenburg

Die Löwenburg in Kassel, Hessen, Central Germany, is located picturesquely in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and looks like a romantic knight’s castle from the Middle Ages. It houses living rooms from the Baroque, which were designed to accommodate the Earl and his entourage. The castle was built by landgrave Wilhelm IX in the 1700′s at a time of major societal changes. It evokes thoughts of fights of siege and defense, but with its seemingly venerable age, it was also designed to underpin the seniority and, thereby, the legitimacy of the dynasty of Hessen-Kassel. Apart from the armory with weapons and armors from the 16th & 17th century and a chapel with the erector’s grave, major parts of the living rooms in the dames’ and lords’ wing are open to the public. The museum can be visited by guided tours, which start each hour Tue to Sun, 10:00 - 16:00 h. The castle also lies on the German Fairytale Route.