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Schloss Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

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The Wolfsburg is medieval lowland and water castle in North Germany that was first mentioned in the records in 1302, but has since been turned into a Renaissance schloss or palace. It is located in eastern Lower Saxony in the town of Wolfsburg named after it and in whose possession it has been since 1961. The Wolfsburg developed from a tower house on the River Aller into a water castle with the character of a fortification. In the 17th century it was turned into a representative, but nevertheless defensible palace that was the northernmost example of the Weser Renaissance style. Its founder and builder was the noble family of von Bartensleben. After their line died out in 1742 the Wolfsburg was inherited by the counts of Schulenburg.NameThe name Wolfsburg does not indicate that the region of the Vorsfelder Werder in which the castle is located had a large number of wolves, even though there were certainly wolves in the nearby wet meadows of the Drömling. The wolf that gave its name to the castle is a heraldic beast on the coat of arms of the von Bartensleben family who built the edifice. Their coat of arms comprises a leaping wolf above two sheaves of corn. The family brought the name "wolf" with them, because they can be traced back to 1188 when they were still living at Bartensleben Castle in the village of Bartensleben about 40 kilometres to the south. In the 20th century, the city built here in 1938 was named after Wolfsburg Castle. Initially it was called the Stadt des KdF-Wagens because of the industrial plant established to build the Volkswagen. After the end of the Second World War, the city council decided to rename the city Wolfsburg on 25 May 1945.
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  • Schloss Wolfsburg - a short walk from Autostadt, house a small museum and during our visit, there was a group of children having art class! Beautiful castle and the surrounding gardens are well taken ...  more »
  • Little museum next to the castle but castle itself is closed for public. You can see the entire area in max 1 hour.  more »
  • This castle is amazing, it is little but you can have a look at the history of the town and its beginings. The park around it is great for a walk and to relax. I found it just beautiful!!  more »
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  • Excellent place to stay and visit. Very nice landscape to practice some photo shoots.
  • It is the castle of Wolfsburg. It's old and got some interesting museums and exhibition. Still, I do not like it, because it is much to quiet, you might think you trespassed some invisible border. You feel so lonely. And there isn't much to see either...
  • Wasn't expecting such a nice Castle and the surrounding Gardens.
  • Open doors also during the Christmas market. With child, a thorough visit of course is not to make. Christmas was nice. Sometimes is not getting through in the gallery. It's a pity that some booths even before closing time were sold out. In the courtyard was a very nice atmosphere by the wind. Santa Claus with the angels are also very atmospheric. The tour inside the Castle lets you experience one of the building. Fairy hour was also nicely done. But no seats more wanted still more in it. For some children with 40 minutes too long. All in all a nice evening.
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