Schloss Corvey in Höxter, Frontansicht, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Res­id­ences steeped in his­tory

Jour­neys through time to kings, knights and lords of the castle

The centuries leave traces. This is very clear at some palaces and castles, which have survived wars, destruction and plunder. The remains of castle walls from the early Medieval period bear witness to former glory. Furnishings that may only be looked at nowadays reflect the wealth and splendour of earlier times. A king resided in one luxurious building, somewhere else an important lord feuded with his neighbour. A monastery became a castle. Old conflicts ended through family reunions. Marriages brought wealth and allowed for new beginnings. Anyone who would like to go on a brief journey through time is in the right place at these residences steeped in history.

Please note that interested parties should check the websites of the castles to see whether dates and opening times have changed. There you will usually find information on behavioral requirements, access limits and hygiene measures as well.