Schwalenberg Castle

Schieder-Schwalenberg, Germany

The Counts of Schwalenberg left the old castle Schwalenberg, which originally gave the family its name, later Oldenburg near Marienmünster, and built the city and the new castle, now known as Burg Schwalenberg. The castle was constructed from 1228 to 1231 during the time of Count Volkwin III. Around the same time, the town of Schwalenberg also emerged. The castle was pledged to various noble families from 1358 until the first quarter of the 17th century. In 1613, after the death of his father Simon VI., Hermann (1590–1620) inherited the office and the castle of Schwalenberg. He decreed that the keep be demolished in 1618. Later, it became the seat of branches of the House of Lippe. In 1627/28, a castle with elements of the late Renaissance was built on the site of the castle. One wing of the castle still remains, which was renovated between 1911 and 1913. Between 1938 and 1945, the castle was used as a convalescent home for mothers, and after that, it served as an evangelical children's recreation home until 1962. Subsequently, the building was renovated and converted into a hotel.

Situated on a hill above the town, the castle is accessible on foot or by vehicle from the city. The castle was sold in 2017, and as part of the planned redevelopment, it is undergoing renovations until 2019. The castle will be transformed into holiday apartments. These were approved in December 2018, and work on them has commenced. The castle cafe reopened in mid-January 2019.



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Founded: 1228-1231
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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User Reviews

karen w (11 months ago)
We only went here for food. The view is astonishing. The waiters dont mind it if you dont speak German. The food is to die for. The antipasti plate is a great recommendation. The chef's husband helped the waiters through the last round and we passed out our compliments to the chef. Food to money ratio is incredible!
Yana Al Kalha (15 months ago)
Beautiful place! Testy food!
Anita Szupryczyńska (3 years ago)
This restaurant is really something special as the part of the castle to see. The view is amazing and also the food! Everything was delicious and I was sad that my tummy couldn’t take any more. I’ll definitely come back to this place and i’m looking forward to a hotel there! Definitely recommend ❤️
Michael Grawe (3 years ago)
Excellent location, fabulous service, great coffee. A++
E D (5 years ago)
Good restaurant, also very good service! The food was delicious!!
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