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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  • The place is full of history. It has a small museum which is very interesting. Lovely place to look around.  more »
  • It is a symmetrical square where VW headquarters, the Allah River in front of me, crossed the River at the entrance to the castle is a castle. According to the shape of the building to the rear of the building remains this rectangular courtyard is also balanced impression. I want to visit is on the north side of the castle garden. Become a beautiful target form.
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  • Wolfsburg offers tourists not only industries but also as architecture: this lock is easy reachable from the Centre and is open to the public free of charge. The surrounding garden is well maintained, beautifully to stroll, and the exterior of the castle is also a tourist attraction; Unfortunately, the Interior is not as interesting.
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  • If anyone is interested in calm surroundings, lush greenery and then some exhibitions to engage your mind, this place is definitely worth one visit. I will suggest though, please check the exhibitions at the time of your visit. Otherwise i am a nature lover so I liked the place more than the paintings. No offence pls.
  • Beautiful building to visit when in braunsweig!
  • Good looking park, but no other entertainment.
  • Everything in the castle is so weird andout of place. Some of it really funny!
  • Great to visit for museum and art or christmas market in winter!
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